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Jungle Man-Eaters

USA 1954
produced by
Sam Katzman for Columbia
directed by Lee Sholem
starring Johnny Weissmuller, Karin Booth, Richard Stapley (= Richard Wyler), Bernie Hamilton, Gregory Baye, Lester Matthews, Paul Thompson, Vince Townsend jr, Louise Franklin, John Merton, Woody Strode
screeenplay by Samuel Newman, 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 13:

Leroux (Gregory Gaye) wants to esploit a diamond mine deep in Kambosi country, but since the Kambosi are not very likely to just let him, he enlists the help of Zulu (Paul Thompson) and his tribe, the Maro, to destroy Kambesi city, drive the Kambesi off their country and across the river, and capture the Kambesi royal family, chief Boganda (Vince Townsend jr), his son Zuwaba (Bernie Hamilton) and Zuwaba's wife N'Gala (Louise Franklin).

When Jungle Jim (Johnny Weissmuller) hears about this he isn't happy at all, and soon he, inspector Bernard (Richard Wyler) and Doc Bonnie Crandall (Karin Booth) interfere, and after the usual to and fro and the usual hi-jinks of Jim's chimp Tamba, Zulu's warriors are defeated, both Leroux and Zulu get their just desserts, and inspector Bernard gets Doc Bonnie.

In th ecourse of the events, Jim fights a lion and the usual crocodile, but it's a fight lion vs bull that takes the top honours here, inasmuch as the bull almost gores the lion. (Might not be suitable for all animal lovers though.) Oh, and don't be misled by the title, there are no cannibals in this film.

 

Routine Jungle Jim adventure that features black natives for a change. Of course, it's silly, cheap and cheesy, but if cheap and cheesy jungle pics are your thing, why not ?

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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