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Doctor Reynolds (Jon Hall) & his sidekick professor Ogden (Ray
Montgomery) have come to Africa to get to the bottom of some of the tribal
witchdoctor's secrets & use them to the advancement of medical science. In
their first adventure, they want to undertake a trip to some taboo land where
there is said to be a white goddess who has stayed young for decades ... now
that's some (medical) mystery !
But as tabooland is taboo, the local native
tribe refuse to take Reynolds there ... until he, thanks to his superior
medical knowledge saves one of them. Thereafter he is not only equipped with
enough carriers to mount the expedition but also given the honorary title of
Ramar - white witch doctor.
Of course, once the expeition reaches the realm
of the white goddess, all the carriers run ofgf, leaving Ramar/Reynolds, Ogden
& their cockney guide Charlie (James Fairfax) to go exploring on their own
... & woldn't you know it, before long they are captured by a native tribe,
& brought to their queen, the legendary White Goddess, who does - do
wonders not cease ? - speak their language. However, while Ramar asks her to
tell him her secret of her eternal youth & set him free, she prefers to
keep our trio of heroes as prisoners ... but ultimately they get away, &
even steal a few of the herbs from the local witchdoctor, & shoot a few of
the natives while escaping ... & they are supposed to be the good guys ...
very first episode of the popular series Ramar of the Jungle, one
of the more entertaining jungle-series as it id occasionally include horror,
science fiction or fantasy elements & often cooked up a wild mix of 50's
pulp fiction. However, that's not to say Ramar of the Jungle was
an especially good series, generally it did consist of shoddy interior sets
posing as the jungle, with some stock jungle footage pasted in, not always too
Eventually it does provide some good-natured nostalgic fun