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Jungle Raiders (1945)

Ann Reed travels to a mysterious land following her father who disappeared into its interior many years ago. Ann falls in with Bob Moore and Joe Riley who have just been mustered out of the... See full summary »



(original screenplay) (as Andy Lamb), (original screenplay) (as George H. Plymton)




Cast overview:
Cora Bell
Zara, the High Priestess
Ann Reed


Ann Reed travels to a mysterious land following her father who disappeared into its interior many years ago. Ann falls in with Bob Moore and Joe Riley who have just been mustered out of the military and plan to join the Bob's father who is researching rumors of a miracle drug used by the witch doctor's of a mysterious tribe. The owner of the local trading post is determine to keep the scientists out of the area so he can locate a cache of jewels guarded by the tribe without outside interference. Written by David Bassler

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Release Date:

14 September 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Epidromi sti zougla  »

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Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Mystery of the Lost Tribe (PCA #11131)
  • 2. Primitive Sacrifice (PCA #11132)
  • 3. Prisoners of Fate (PVA #11133)
  • 4. Valley of Destruction (PCA #11134)
  • 5. Perilous Mission (PCA #11135)
  • 6. Into the Valley of Fire (PCA #11136)
  • 7. Devil's Brew (PCA #11137)
  • 8. The Dagger Pit (PCA #11138)
  • 9. Jungle Jeopardy (PCA #11139)
  • 10.Prisoners of Peril (PCA #11140)
  • 11.Vengeance of Zara (PCA #11141)
  • 12.The Key To Arzec (PCA #11142)
  • 13.Witch Doctor's Treachery (PCA #11143)
  • 14.The Judgement of Rama (PCA #11144)
  • 15.The Jewels of Arzec (PCA #11145)
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Dr. Horace Moore: Does it make any difference what we're looking for as long as you're paid?
Tom Hammil: Not at all, Doctor, except if a man finds gold or jewels he's got something he can cash in on. This medicine you're looking for is a gamble.
Dr. Horace Moore: Have you ever seen any of the Arzec medicines or witch doctor charms?
Tom Hammil: No one's ever been in or gotten out of their hidden village to tell about it.
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Lacks Punch
4 August 2006 | by (Stourbridge, England) – See all my reviews

I only started watching serials 3 or 4 years ago starting with 'Spy Smasher' and was over-joyed when I recently unearthed a copy of this 1945 cliff-hanger.

Produced by Sam Katzman, the man behind the majority of Columbia's entire serial output, this one is yet another lacklustre, low-budget effort that I have seen so many times before from this studio.

Serial veteran Kane Richmond stars as the son of a doctor who's discovered the miracle drug of the century, but who's vanished in the jungle and may be a prisoner in a lost city!! And that's where my problems with this serial start, there is NO jungle, only the usual familiar rock and boulder strewn background used in so many of Katzman's movies,(there's not even one fake palm tree) and secondly the lost city seems to be just a short car ride from a trading post, run by the black hearted but stupid Jake Raynes.

Carol Hughes plays Zara, the evil high priestess, who with just a few exotic waves of her hands can manipulate people & volcanoes, who along with the witchdoctor has ideas above her station.

The actual cliff hangers are you basic kind, pits filled with daggers, crocodile infested rivers, molten lava and the like but you never feel that our hero is ever in any real danger, with even the fist-fights lack vitality and punch!!

Recommended for serial enthusiasts only.

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