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Law of the Jungle (1942)

Passed  -  Adventure | Romance  -  6 February 1942 (USA)
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Nona Brooks, former member of a stranded theatrical troupe, earns a temporary living singing in a café in Duakwa, British Rhodesia, Africa. The café owner is secretly in league with two ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arline Judge ...
John 'Dusty' King ...
Larry Mason (as John King)
Mantan Moreland ...
Jefferson 'Jeff' Jones
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Simmons
C. Montague Shaw ...
Sgt. Burke
Guy Kingsford ...
Constable Whiteside
Laurence Criner ...
Chief Mojobo - an Oxford Graduate (as Lawrence Criner)
Victor Kendall ...
Grozman (as Victor Kendal)
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ...
Belts (as Feodor Chaliapin)
Martin Wilkins ...
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Nona Brooks, former member of a stranded theatrical troupe, earns a temporary living singing in a café in Duakwa, British Rhodesia, Africa. The café owner is secretly in league with two foreign agents with a goal of making the natives restless. American explorer Larry Mason leaves for the jungle with his servant, Jeff and a safari. Nona escapes the café into the jungle but is followed by the agents as, unknowing to her, she is carrying a report of the agent's activities. She joins the safari just as all hands are captured by a tribe of natives. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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6 February 1942 (USA)  »

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When singing "Jungle Moon" in the bar, the girl is backed by the sound of a full orchestra, while there is only a piano playing behind her. Meanwhile, the sound of a piano is absent from the orchestra background to her song. See more »

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Jungle Moon
Written by Edward J. Kay (as Edward Kay)
Sung by Arline Judge
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Mantan Moreland's acting is what makes this film.
2 April 2006 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

The main plot of the movie is espionage and adventure in the African Jungle. Nazi agents try to incite a native uprising against the British. This is drama and adventure with a healthy dose of comedy by Mantan Moreland. This film was made in 1942 and is certainly dated. You have to watch this film in the context of the times. Today this film will be looked upon as politically incorrect and demeaning to blacks. Mantan Moreland had what was considered a supporting role in Law of the Jungle but today he should be seen for what he is. This man is a good actor and a great comedian. Mantan Moreland playing Jefferson "Jeff" Jones is the main reason to watch this movie. Mantan Moreland may be better known to viewers for his roles as Birmingham Brown in the Charlie Chan movies of the mid 40s but he is great in law of the Jungle. Moreland is so good, he is even used as the main attraction on the cover art of the DVD. His acting is what takes Law of the Jungle a notch above being a blah boring movie.


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