Bomba the Jungle Boy film 7:
Bomba (Johnny Sheffield) frees lovely Lita (Laurette Luez) from the
clutches of Greg (Arthur Space), only to learn that Greg - who managed to
escape Bomba's wrath - and Hardy (Lane Bradford) are keeping Lita's father
Pedro (Martin Garralaga) and a bunch of natives at a secret diamond mine
as slave-workers, and they plan to kill them all once they have exhausted
Bomba and Lita make it to the mine, but promptly fall into the hands of
Greg and Hardy, who before long decide to tie everyone up inside the mine
and close it with a landslide, leaving everybody to die. Bomba however
frees himself and goes after the villains to keep them from creating the
landslide, but too late, before you know it, Bomba's friends are buried
beneath half a mile of rock (or so everybody thinks). The only thing to do
now is to track down the villains and bring them to justice - and at least
in this respect Bomba succeeds.
Bomba's friends meanwhile manage to make it out of the mine because
Pedro had superior knowledge of a neighbouring cave system which they use
as an exit route.
A parallel plot concerns commissioner Barnes (Leonard Mudie) and his
sidekick Eli (Smoki Whitfield) dealing with DeHaven (Lyle Talbot), an
accomplice of Greg and Hardy.
Bomba spends much of the film communicating with his native friends by
jungle drum and talking to his animal friends.
So-so cheap jungle adventure, not particularly exciting but also not
too bad, and at least some of the scenes in the caves (actually located in
the much-used Bronson Canyon) are at least quite atmospheric.