On a trip through the jungle, Jungle Jim (Johnny Weissmuller) and his
son Skippy (Martin Huston) stumble upon the camp of Marilyn (Helene
Marshall) and her gravely injured scientist companion John (Art Millan),
who needs immediate medical assistance which Jim is fortunately able to
provide. Things are worse than they seem though because John seems to have
been attacked by a giant lizard, and while he managed to get away from the
lizard, his companion Charles (Paul Guilfoyle), Marilyn's brother, is
still in the land of the giant lizards, where John and Charles, two
scientists wanted to ... well, study something or other.
Jim promises to
go and snatch Charles from the clutches of the lizards, and Marilyn
insists on accompanying him, while Skippy decides to sneak after them,
just to see if the big dinosaur's are real.
The land of lizards proves
to be full of threats - mainly dinosaur footage from One
Million B.C., actually -, and our heroes are never far from a
dinosaur attacks. Eventually, Skippy manages to catch up with his dad and
Marilyn, but almost falls prey to a dinosaur doing so and needs some
saving from his father. Then the three of them bump into Charles, hide in
a cave from a bit dinosaur attack - then though the local volcano breaks
out, washes all the dinosaurs from the face of the earth, and our heroes
are saved ...
Well, this is not really a milestone of 1950's
television: Johnny Weissmuller seems wooden, Martin Huston as his son and
his chimp are a bit annoying, and the story is simplistic and lacks any
real buildup - but then again, everything that contains the corny dinosaur
footage from One Million B.C.
is at least some fun. And that's what this is, basically, some fun (not