When a treasure hunter seeks a downed airplane in the jungles of Africa, he encounters one of the passenger's young daughter, now fully grown, and with a gorilla protector.

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In an effort to clear the name of his deceased father, young Ray Gorman travels to darkest Africa to try to track down the money embezzled from his father's bank years earlier. After a long trek through the jungle Gorman finds the money in the care of beautiful 'white witch' Doreen, daughter of the now long-dead embezzler. Gorman finds his goal difficult to accomplish as not only does Doreen, guarded by a huge, ferocious gorilla, not want to give up the money, but greedy guide Carl Hurst has followed Gorman's trail, intent on getting the money himself by any means necessary. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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A WHITE GIRL RULES THE JUNGLE...HER STRENGTH OF POWER WAS "NABONGA!" (original poster - all caps) See more »

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To play the role of Doreen as a child, director Sam Newfield used his own daughter, Jackie Newfield. See more »

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[first lines]
Policeman: Mr. Stockwell, open up, it's the police. Open up the door or we'll break it in!
[the policeman batter down the door and search the apartment]
Policeman: Well, he's gone. Some little girl's going to have a broken heart when she discovers her doll was left behind.
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Quite enjoyable jungle adventure from PRC Studios
22 September 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I've just watched Nabonga for the first time and quite enjoyed it, despite its rather low budget.

An aeroplane with a girl and her dad on board plus the pilot crash lands in Africa into a jungle. Her dad has some treasure with him so he shoots the pilot and disappears some years later, leaving his daughter alone. But she has been "adopted" by a gorilla, (a man in a monkey suit) Nabonga, although she calls him Samson. A small party, including Ray Gorman looking for the treasure eventually finds it and the girl and after Nabonga fights another gorilla (another man in a monkey suit), he kills somebody else who is also after the treasure along with a woman. After that, Gorman and the now grown up Doreen plan to return to America.

The cast includes Buster Crabbe (Tarzan, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers), singer Julie London and Barton MacLane (Unknown Island, The Maltese Falcon).

This movie is certainly worth watching if you get the chance. Great fun.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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