Diamond mine owner Mark Harper (Douglass Dumbrille) hires pilot Steve Blake (Leif Erickson) and his pal Hoppy Owens (Frank Jenks)to search for a hidden jungle village from which the natives have made trouble for his mine operations. They crash near the village and discover that Meelah (Gale Sherwood), a white girl brought up by the natives after her parents had been killed for their property by Harper, is the head of the village. Returning to the mine, Harper, already suspicious of what they may have learned and jealous of the attention his wife, Connie Harper (Veda Ann Borg), is paying to Steve, has them jailed, while he leads an expedition against the village and Meelah. Written by
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I've often wondered when in old Hollywood jungle pictures were made what they used for language. The major studios might have actually tried to use real African languages. For an outfit like PRC I'm sure no such care was taken.
Gale Sherwood's lovely soprano was used in Blonde Savage for some kind of tribal ceremony. She's the white girl princess taken in by a native pride who witnessed her parents being murdered.
Now that same murderer Douglass Dumbrille has hired Leif Erickson and Frank Jenks to the location of a native village that has been giving his diamond mine workers problems. Of course we know his ulterior motives.
Some stock jungle footage is used. But it's a backlot product and everybody knows it. The white princess among the natives is also getting old as plot gimmick. Maybe she should have met Mr.&Mrs. Tarzan and started making a play for Boy.
I'll bet Gale Sherwood was promised a musical if she did this one. As always Veda Ann Borg as Dumbrille's wife always is good.
She got this film an extra star from me.
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