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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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Re-edited feature film version of the 1936 serial Darkest Africa.

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Stars: Clyde Beatty, Manuel King, Elaine Shepard
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Manuel King ...
Baru Tremaine
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Lucien Prival ...
Dagna
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Durkin
Edward McWade ...
Gorn
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Craddock
Ray Turner ...
Hambone
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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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HUNTED BY SAVAGE BAT-MEN KILLERS...TRAILED BY BLOODTHIRSTY BEASTS! (original poster- all caps) See more »


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$119,343 (estimated)
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(15 episodes)

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1.37 : 1
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stars the son of a brownsville, texas, animal collector/dealer
28 August 2002 | by (brownsville, texas) – See all my reviews

many of the indoor scenes featuring big cats were actually filmed in brownsville, texas, at the compound of well-known local animal trainer/collector "snake" king. manuel king was his son and this taste of stardom was his only movie outing. the film is available in an edited, feature version on vhs. manuel king is alive and well and lives in houston, texas. sadly, there is no trace of his father's animal compound to be seen today in brownsville.


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