MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 39,048 this week

Jungle Jim (1937)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 60 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 4 critic

Two safaris enter the African jungle intent on finding a white girl who is the heiress to a fortune. One safari, led by Jungle Jim, wants to make sure she gets the news that she is now a ... See full summary »

Directors:

, (as Cliff Smith)

Writers:

(based on the King Features comic by), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 734 titles
created 16 Apr 2012
 
a list of 426 titles
created 20 Apr 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 7 months ago
 
list image
a list of 522 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Jungle Jim" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jungle Jim (1937)

Jungle Jim (1937) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jungle Jim.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A trader and his daughter set off in search of the fabled graveyard of the elephants in deepest Africa, only to encounter a wild man raised by apes.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Neil Hamilton, Maureen O'Sullivan, C. Aubrey Smith
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An expedition seeking to bring Jane back to civilization, and Tarzan into captivity, gets more than it's bargained for.

Directors: Richard Thorpe, John Farrow, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Buckler
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tarzan spurns the love of La, Queen of Opar. When he isn't trying to keep the Bolshevik Rokoff and Clayton (pretender to the Greystoke estate) from reaching Opar, he is attacked ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert F. Hill, Scott Sidney
Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine, Scott Pembroke
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Tarzan's jungle home, and his family, Jane and Boy, are threatened by men greedy for gold.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jungle Jim must protect rare pony-like animals whose glands produce a powerful narcotic. On the way, he fights a giant spider.

Director: William Berke
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Sherry Moreland, William Henry
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Football player Bob Miller, played by an actual football player, is lost in the jungle. Who else to find him but Jungle Jim.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Bob Waterfield, Sheila Ryan
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Grant Withers ...
Betty Jane Rhodes ...
Joan Redmond / Mrs. Tom Redmond
Raymond Hatton ...
Malay Mike
...
Shanghai Lil
...
The Cobra
Bryant Washburn ...
Bruce Redmond
Claude King ...
Territorial Consul Gilbert [Ch.1]
Selmer Jackson ...
Attorney Tyler [Ch.1] (as Selmar Jackson)
Al Bridge ...
Slade
Paul Sutton ...
LaBat [Chs. 1-6]
Al Duvall ...
Kolu
Frank Mayo ...
Tom Redmond [Ch.1]
J.P. McGowan ...
Ship Captain J.S. Robinson [Ch.1]
Frank McGlynn Jr. ...
Red Hallihan [Ch.1]
Edit

Storyline

Two safaris enter the African jungle intent on finding a white girl who is the heiress to a fortune. One safari, led by Jungle Jim, wants to make sure she gets the news that she is now a rich woman. The leaders of the other safari want to kill the girl so they can try to get hold of her inheritance. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

YOU'LL TINGLE TO A MILLION THRILLS When you see Alex Raymond's mighty jungle serial come roaring on the screen! 12 pulse-pounding chapters! Don't miss one! See more »

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 January 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Rainha da Selva  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Into the Lion's Den (PCA #3349)


  • 2. The Cobra Strikes ((PCA #3350)


  • 3. The Menacing Herd (PCA #3351)


  • 4. The Killer's Trail (PCA #3352)


  • 5. The Bridge of Terror (PCA #3353)


  • 6. Drums of Doom (PCA #3354)


  • 7. The Earth TRembles (PCA #3355)


  • 8. The Killer Lion (PCA #3356)


  • 9. The Devil Bird (PCA #3357)


  • 10.Descending Doom (PCA #3358)


  • 11.In the Cobra's Coils (PCA #3359)


  • 12.The Last Safari (PCA #3360)


See more »

Goofs

Set in Africa, they show tigers all over the place. Tigers are not native to Africa. See more »

Connections

Followed by Devil Goddess (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Takin' the Jungle Trail
by Kay Kellogg
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
'Twas Beauty That Tamed The Savage Beasts!
16 May 2004 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Jungle Jim" is a 12 chapter serial based on a popular comic strip of the day. In fact, the prologue to each chapter consists of a Jungle Jim comic strip bringing the viewer up to date on the action. This was an original way of introducing each chapter and to my knowledge, was never used again despite the large number of serials based on comic strips.

In the first chapter we learn that a young white girl and her parents were apparently lost at sea off the coast of Africa. Many years later word has come back of a white lion goddess living among the natives deep into the jungle. It is believed that the young girl, who turns out to be heiress Joan Redmond (Betty Jane Rhodes), and once believed lost could actually be alive and be the lion goddess.

Two separate expeditions are formed to seek her out. The first headed by Jungle Jim (Grant Withers) and his pal Malay Mike (Raymond Hatton) want to bring Joan back to New York to claim her rightful inheritance. The second expedition headed by Joan's evil uncle Bruce Redmond (Bryant Washburn) and his associates Slade (Al Bridge) and Tyler (Selmer Washington) want to claim the inheritance for themselves.

In the jungle Joan thinks that evil fugitives The Cobra (Henry Brandon) and his sister Shanghai Lil (Evelyn Brent) are her parents. They let her believe this so that they can maintain control over the natives. Jungle Jim soon exposes the truth.

The rest of the story involves Jungle Jim's efforts to rescue Joan and foil The Cobra and/or Redmond and Slade's attempts to stop them. Needless to say good triumphs over evil in the last chapter.

This serial as in most of Universal's serials of this period benefited from the studio's high production values and the large standing sets used in many of their horror films of the day. Most of the outdoor action appears to have been shot outdoors and not on a sound stage. The wild animal sequences (whether stock footage or not) are well done and fit well into the story. There's a really good scrap between a lion and a tiger (never mind that tigers were usually found in Asia). The chapter ending cliff hangers and subsequent escapes are believable and well executed.

Grant Withers had been a promising leading man in the late 20s/early 30s but had a problem with the bottle. He gradually fell into serials and "B" movies before winding up as a western villain at Republic in the 40s. Unable to conquer his personal demons, he took his own life in 1959.

Betty Jane Rhodes was only 16 when she made this film. She went on to become a successful singer in the 40s.

Raymond Hatton had been in films since the "teens". He had appeared with Lon Chaney in a few films. He is probably best remembered as the crusty old sidekick in a long list of "B" westerns, most notably "The Rough Rider" series (1941-42) with Buck Jones and Tim McCoy.

Henry Brandon was always one of my favorite villains. He had the lead in the 1940 serial "Drums of Fu Manchu". He was often cast as an Indian Chief as in "The Searchers" (1956) and "Two Rode Together" (1961).


15 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
J P McGowan a ship's captain again filmart_dd
Discuss Jungle Jim (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?