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The Lost Jungle (1934)

Animal trainer Clyde Beatty heads a rescue party in search of his girl, Ruth, and her father who get lost looking for an uncharted island. His dirigible crashes into the jungles of the ... See full summary »

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Animal trainer Clyde Beatty heads a rescue party in search of his girl, Ruth, and her father who get lost looking for an uncharted island. His dirigible crashes into the jungles of the island. When he locates Ruth, he learns that her father has disappeared. The ensuing search is hindered by greedy gold hunters and wild animals. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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22 March 1934 (USA)  »

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I tigris tou Kamor  »

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(12 chapters)

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(International Sound Recording Company)

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1.37 : 1
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This was the earliest documented motion picture serial to be shown on commercial USA television, with Chapter One first telecast Wednesday 23 August 1939 on New York City's pioneer television station W2XBS; succeeding chapters were shown throughout the weeks that followed. In later years it reappeared quite regularly, from one end of the country to the other, as countless more television stations went on the air, from the late 1940s well up into the early 1960s, and it never seemed to lose its appeal to each new generation of fans. See more »

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Lions and tigers and bears...oh my!
8 February 1999 | by (St. Clair, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This is not a bad little serial. It has few of the standard serial cliches that bug me, especially not the cliffhanger endings that end up happening completely differently at the start of the next episode (watch the original Captain America serial to see a LOT of that).

Clyde Beatty is a nice enough guy, though obviously not an actor...but then few of the real-life celebrities that did movies and serials in the 30's & 40's were (Red Grange, Frank Hawks, Sammy Baugh...though Houdini pulled it off back in 1919). There are a lot of animal action shots, which is a pleasure to watch. Clyde has this stupid hypnotic eye power over the beasts at a couple of points in the story, but those moments are easily ignored.

All in all a nice little serial...fun, good locations, good guys, bad guys, wild animals, lost treasure...sounds good to me!


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