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Jungle Girl (1941)

Passed | | Adventure | 21 June 1941 (USA)
Dr. John Meredith has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith. With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ... See full summary »

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Jack Stanton
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Dr. John Meredith / Bradley Meredith
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Slick Latimer
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Curly Rogers
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Shamba
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Kimbu
Robert Barron ...
Bombo
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Chief Lutembi [Chs. 1, 4-6]
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Brock
Al Taylor ...
Claggett
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Ted Bone
Jerry Frank ...
The Lion Chief
Ken Terrell ...
Mananga (as Kenneth Terrell)
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Dr. John Meredith has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith. With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ability to cure the native ills has resulted in his virtual control of the Masamba tribes, who possess vast diamond mines coveted by a gang of crooks. They use Shamba, a witch doctor jealous of Dr. Meredith's influence over the tribe, to further their schemes. They lure Dr. Meredith away from the jungle, and he is murdered by "Slick" Latimer. The natives believe that a sacred amulet is the secret of Dr. Meredith's power, and Shamba attempts to kill Nyoka, Meredith's now-grown-up daughter, to obtain the amulet (which actually contains the secret to the entrance of the Caves of Nakros). Jack Stanton rescues her and assists her in her efforts to recover the amulet. Latimer works with Shamba, and with Bradley Meredith, who poses as his murdered-brother so successfully that even Nyoka does not realize the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Mistress of an empire of savages and beasts! See more »

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Adventure

Certificate:

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21 June 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Edgar Rice Burrough's Jungle Girl  »

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(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Footage from this chapter play was heavily used in the 1955 Republic serial Panther Girl of the Kongo (1955). See more »

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Foremost "native" drummer in opening credits has an vaccination scar on left arm. See more »

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Featured in Daughter of the Jungle (1949) See more »

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Who needs Tarzan when you've got a girl like this?
23 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This serial has very little to do with the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel "Jungle Girl," on which it is supposedly based. (The book was set in Cambodia, and the heroine was Asian, while the film is about a white girl in Africa.) But the movie does show that a good jungle picture doesn't need a man. Frances Gifford as Nyoka is both fetching and daring at the same time. There's something about the way she swings on those vines that makes you want to go climb a tree yourself. (I've read that the swinger was actually a stuntman in a wig, but I choose not to believe it.) The jungle theme music is better than anything in a Tarzan film. As Gifford fans know, she went on to play a Jane substitute in "Tarzan Triumphs," but it's plain she should have been Jane.


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