Meanwhile, Back in the Ancient Stock Footage Library...
Jungle films sometimes incorporate some noirish sequences, but as they were generally made for the matinée trade, the most often used plot element was mystery. Admittedly, in some movies like "Tiger Fangs" (1943), the mystery element was easily penetrated by a seven-year-old, even though it seemed to puzzle slow-of-brain Frank Buck and company. Admittedly, a bit of well-staged action helped to distract from the plot's shortcomings. However, aside from its copious use of ancient stock shots, this movie's most notable contribution to an audience's entertainment was the engaging performance by Dan Seymour as an overweight, short-sighted villain. The rest of the players were a waste of time. It was particularly sad to see super-lovely June Duprez (star of Korda's luxurious "Thief of Bagdad") forced to stand around in the shade of such pushy "B" regulars as Duncan Renaldo and J. Farrell MacDonald
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