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Secret Service in Darkest Africa (1943)

 -  Action | Adventure | War  -  24 July 1943 (USA)
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An American secret agent travels to Africa to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring.

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(as Spencer Bennet)

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(original screenplay), (original screenplay), 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Rod Cameron ...
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Janet Blake
Duncan Renaldo ...
Capt. Pierre LaSalle
Lionel Royce ...
Baron von Rommler / Sultan Abou Ben Ali
Kurt Kreuger ...
Ernst Muller
Frederic Brunn ...
Wolfe
Sigfrid Tor ...
Luger (as Sigurd Tor)
Georges Renavent ...
Armand (as George Renavent)
Kurt Katch ...
Kurt Hauptmann [Ch. 1]
Ralf Harolde ...
Riverboat Captain [Ch. 1]
Wilhelm von Brincken ...
Capt. Boschert [Ch. 7] (as William Vaughn)
William Yetter Sr. ...
Submarine Commandant [Ch. 3] (as William Yetter)
Hans von Morhart ...
Submarine First Officer [Ch. 3]
Erwin Goldi ...
Col. von Raeder [Ch. 1]
Frederick Worlock ...
Sir James Langley [Ch. 15] (as Frederic Worlock)
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Storyline

American secret service agent Rex Bennett (Rod Cameron) is assigned to defeat the plans of the Nazis to form an alliance in Africa with the Arabs. His aides are Janet Blake (Joan Marsh), a United Nations agent posing as a reporter, and Pierre LaSalle (Duncan Renaldo), a Free-French officer. Complications arise when a trusted Arab chieftain (Lionel Royce) turns out to be Baron vom Rommier, a German officer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Nazi raiders steal a lost Arab treasure! See more »

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Action | Adventure | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

24 July 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Manhunt in the African Jungles  »

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Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When it was reissued with a new title in 1954, the official documentation often called it "Manhunt in the African Jungle". However the actual on-screen title was "Manhunt in the African Jungles" (the plural word "Jungles" was used on-screen). See more »

Quotes

Wolfe: And now, Miss Blake, we are about to give you a demonstration of German efficiency.
Janet Blake: Atrocity is a better word. Destroying medical supplies intended for suffering soldiers will make a story that will shock the world!
Wolfe: Unfortunately for you, this is one story you will never write. Put a gag in her mouth!
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Non Stop Action
21 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another action packed cliffhanger from the Thrill Factory. Released in 1943 as Secret Service in Darkest Africa and re-released in 1954 as Manhunt in the African Jungles, this serial hardly leaves the viewer time to catch their breath! Spencer Bennet directs Rod Cameron,Duncan Renaldo , Joan Marsh and a fine supporting cast, to tell a story of Nazi treachery and intrigue.Cameron plays Rex Bennett super spy ,sent to Casablanca to stop the Nazis from taking over in North Africa. Lionel Royce plays a dual role as the Sultan and head Nazi Baron von Rommler.Many familiar actors make up the supporting cast. The pulsating music score by Mort Glickman matches the action on screen. The cliffhangers are, for the most part convincing with the resolutions likewise. Noteworthy is the actions sequences. With an average of three fights per chapter,this serial must set a record.Howard Lydeckers special effects are ,as usual, first rate. A fifteen chapter serial from Republic Pictures and not to be missed !


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