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Darkest Africa (1936)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Romance | 15 February 1936 (USA)
A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest.

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Clyde Beatty ...
Manuel King ...
Baru Tremaine
Elaine Shepard ...
Lucien Prival ...
Dagna
Wheeler Oakman ...
Durkin
Edward McWade ...
Gorn
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Craddock
Ray Turner ...
Hambone
Donald Reed ...
Negus [Chs. 11-12]
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A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest.

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Produced with the cooperation of the COLE BROS.-CLYDE BEATTY CIRCUS (original poster) See more »


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15 February 1936 (USA)  »

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Bat Men of Africa  »

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$119,343 (estimated)
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(15 episodes)

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1.37 : 1
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Tigers are native to Asia, not Africa. See more »

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Referenced in Men in Suits (2012) See more »

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14 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the first serial released by the newly formed Republic Pictures.Photography and special effects are more polished than in previous Mascot efforts.Story lines and plot elements are good and the serial moves at a fast clip.Clyde Beatty is convincing as the hero,ably supported by a good supporting cast.The one dissapointing element[to me] is the lackluster music score.The flying scenes of the Batmen are very effective,and the futuristic city sets are impressive,considering when this serial was made[1936].Over all,a good first effort from Republic.


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