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Hell's Headquarters (1932)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 15 April 1932 (USA)
Doctor Smith and his wife, Mary,depart a riverboat and are met by Phil Talbot. Phil informs Dr. Smith that Jessup, the only other white man in the village, has died while the doctor and his... See full summary »

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(story) (as Morton S. Parker), (continuity) (as Morton S. Parker)
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Doctor Smith and his wife, Mary,depart a riverboat and are met by Phil Talbot. Phil informs Dr. Smith that Jessup, the only other white man in the village, has died while the doctor and his wife were off on a two-day holiday. Unknown to Smith, Jessup and his partner, Ross King, had a large cache of ivory tusks in the jungle, and he had told Phil about it. Meanwhile, Mary Smith has decided to steam-boat down the Congo River to Capetown for an extended holiday. Kuba, King's gun-bearer, asks Smith to write a letter to King, currently residing at a New York City Explorer's Club, and advise him that his partner has died. Talbot sends a letter to his stateside sweetheart, Diane Cameron, and her father, asking them to come to Africa and join him on an ivory-treasure expedition, and replenish their family-fortune lost in the recent stock-market crash. What Mr. Cameron and Diane don't know about Talbot is that his years in Africa have unhinged him. On the voyage over, Diane meets Ross,and they... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Story of Ivory Hunting in the Congo

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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15 April 1932 (USA)  »

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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in New York City Wednesday 16 August 1950 on Stardust Theatre on WATV (Channel 13) and again Wednesday 25 October 1950 on Starlit Playhouse on WOR (Channel 9), and in Los Angeles Tuesday 5 September 1950 on Movie Gems on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

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Good jungle adventure story with only fair execution
3 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two hunters have a stash of ivory in the deep jungle. One is now in England, the other in Africa. The latter is murdered under cover that he has a fever, and he reveals the hiding place of the ivory to the murderer. The English partner learns of his death and returns where he meets up with a fair lass and her dad who are financing an expedition with the murderer to get his ivory. Off they go into the jungle to face elephants, leopards, man-eating lions, a hippo, and so on.

The story is better than this skimpy outline reveals, but the acting and all the rest, including the dialog, are below par. The best acting honors go to the lions and the leopard. We never get to see the tusks! Still, it held my attention to the end. I kept hoping that the female lead (Barbara Weeks) would change into Fay Wray, whom she resembled. And if that had been Bruce Cabot, and if... and if..., then this would have been quite a jolly good show. But we are talking about Mayfair Pictures Corporation here, not RKO Radio Pictures.


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