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Savage Mutiny

USA 1953
produced by
Sam Katzman for Columbia
directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet
starring Johnny Weissmuller, Angela Stevens, Lester Matthews, Nelson Leigh, Charles Stevens, Paul Marion, Gregory Gaye, Leonard Penn, Ted Thorpe, George Robotham
screeenplay by Sol Shor, based on a comic strip by Alex Raymond, musical direction by Mischa Bakaleinikoff

Jungle Jim, Jungle Jim (Johnny Weissmuller)

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Jungle Jim number 10:

The American and the British army want to test an atom bomb in Africa, calling it a peacekeeping maneuvre, but the island they have chosen to that end is inhabited. So they send Jungle Jim (Johnny Weissmuller), that good American boy, and his sidekick Doctor Joan (Angela Stevens) over to persuade the natives to leave the land they have inhabited for centuries just so the West can shoot some amazingly dangerous firecrackers. Of course, the Commies - led by Kroman (Gregory Gaye) don't like this at all, so they peruade the chieftain's hothead son Lutembi (Paul Marion) to oppose his father Wamai (Charles Stevens), who has given in to the West's crazy plans. So Jungle Jim has to convince Lutembi in a fight man on man of the righteousness of his cause.

Later, when they are already on the way off the island, Wamai is injured flmost fatally, and it's only thanks to Doc Jane that he survives at all - and make his tribe follow him off the island.

When the tribe is safely locked away in their reservation, Kroman comes up with another plan: spray their prison ... er, reservation with some radioactive dust so they all get sick, then blame it on them having left the island and make them go back - and once they're back, they will be bombed by Nato bombs in front of Commie-cameras as a great propaganda against the Western cause.

Of course, in the end, Jungle Jim can not only unmask Kroman as the evil bastard he is and uncover his evil scheme, he can also stop the natives from returning to their island - if only int he last minute - and in the end, Jim's party and the native tribe alike watch in awe when the natives' beautiful island and home for centuries is blown to Kingdom Come ...

 

Wow, what a weird film. This movie is absolutely hilarious for its messed up politics alone. There are guys who want to move a native tribe (white natives in deepest Africa by the way) off an island only so they can blow it up ... and these are supposed to be the good guys ?! And in the end, everybody watches the terrible explosion of an - peacekeeping the film tells us - atom bomb in awe ?!?! Well, either politics have changed drastically since the 1950's or this is one of the worst (and most hilariously) scripted pieces of Cold War propaganda there ever was. Stripped bare of its shitty politics though, this is definitely one of the lesser (and less funny) Jungle Jim adventures - and taking into consideration that none of the Jungle Jim films are really good (though often fun), this is not saying much for the film.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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