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Perils of Nyoka (1942)

Approved | | Action | 27 June 1942 (USA)
It's intrepid Nyoka and her friends versus Vultura, Queen of the Desert, on a quest for the Golden Tablets of Hippocrates.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Larry Grayson
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Red Davis (as William Benedict)
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Vultura
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Cassib
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Benito Torrini [Chs.1-10]
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Prof. Douglas Campbell
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Prof. Henry Gordon [Chs. 4-15]
George Pembroke ...
John Spencer
Georges Renavent ...
Maghreb - Vultura's High Priest [Chs.1-4,7,9,15] (as George Renavent)
John Davidson ...
Lhoba - Tuareg High Priest [Chs.4-7,12-13]
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Batan, Arab Henchman (as George Lewis)
John Bagni ...
Ben Ali [Ch. 1 ]
Ken Terrell ...
Ahmed - Arab Henchman
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Abu (as Kenneth Duncan)
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Professor Campbell's expedition into the hills of Libya obtains a papyrus which might reveal the hiding place of the Golden Tablets of Hippocrates, containing lost medical secrets. Also in the region is intrepid Nyoka Gordon, still seeking her father, lost on a previous expedition. She alone can translate the papyrus, which directs our heroes through deadly perils (including the Tunnel of Bubbling Death) into the land of the Tuaregs. Opposing them are Vultura, Queen of the Desert, and her Arab ally Cassib, both greedy for the treasure... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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27 June 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nyoka and the Lost Secrets of Hippocrates  »

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$175,000 (estimated)
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(15 episodes)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1. Desert Intrigue, 2. Death's Chariot, 3. Devil's Crucible, 4. Ascending Doom, 5. Fatal Second, 6. Human Sacrifice, 7. Monster's Clutch, 8. Tuareg Vengeance, 9. Burned Alive, 10. Treacherous Trail, 11. Unknown Peril, 12. Underground Tornado, 13. Thundering Death, 14. Blazing Barrier, 15. Satan's Fury See more »

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In chapter 1 when Larry is fighting the gorilla, the gorilla grabs the saber and breaks it, but the sound when it breaks is wood, not steel, and when it hits the floor, the sound is also of wood. See more »

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Great music, great fun,
1 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Members of the serial generation view these re-released DVDs in a different light. We took them no more or less seriously than a new generation takes Indiana Jones or 007, characters we immediately immediately recognized as contemporary clones. I have no idea why the title was changed as it doesn't fit. I rate this serial as one of Republic's ten best. Its soundtrack music is first rate and helps overcome a setting which even as kids we knew was north Los Angeles County. But the search for golden tablets by good guys, bad guys, wicked queens and axis spies is simple ground breaking for Indiana Jones. It is a matter of taste how or if you enjoy the various animals that belong to both sides. As kids we thought them a novel touch.


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