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Jungle Jim (1948)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 15 December 1948 (USA)
Lady scientist, Hilary Parker is searching for a rare drug to help combat polio. Opportunist Bruce Edwards joins the quest but is actually after gold and buried treasure.

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Lady scientist, Hilary Parker is searching for a rare drug to help combat polio. Opportunist Bruce Edwards joins the quest but is actually after gold and buried treasure. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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ROUSING SPECTACLE OF WILD ADVENTURE...ringing to the snarl of man-eaters and the death-beat of tom-toms! See more »

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Das Geheimnis von Zimbalu  »

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Alex Raymond was the co-creator of the "Jungle Jim" newspaper strip in 1934, but King Features owned the character. There was no writer's created mention on this film. Instead, there is the following: "Based upon the newspaper feature 'Jungle Jim', owned and copyrighted by King Features Syndicate which appears regularly in "Puck", the Comic Weekly. See more »

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Not only are there no orangutans in Africa, the series also used American alligators in place of African crocodiles, and Asian elephants instead of the wilder African species, sometimes with, and sometimes without fake ear extensions attached to disguise them. See more »

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Followed by Voodoo Tiger (1952) See more »

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Johnny Weissmuller Shows Less with More
6 July 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Having noticeably outgrown his "Tarzan" loincloth, jungle savvy Johnny Weissmuller (as Jungle Jim) dresses up for a new African adventure series. The plots and locations all seem old, however. We begin with Mr. Weissmuller failing to save a native from leopard attack. The man passes a golden vial to Weissmuller, which leads to an ancient temple. Joining the expedition are attractive lady doctor Virginia Grey (as Hilary Parker) and beautifully-figured local Lita Baron (as Zia)...

Wanting a piece of the action, snoopy photographer George Reeves (as Bruce Edwards) follows. This was before Mr. Reeves become TV's "Superman" so you may be tempted to tune in for a pseudo-Superman/Tarzan team-up, but don't. In one of the film's better scenes, one tries to toss the other over a cliff. Weissmuller may be heavy, but he can still swim and battle a crocodile. Despite the low-budget quality and star's lackluster acting, the "Jungle Jim" series enjoyed a long run.

**** Jungle Jim (12/15/48) William Berke ~ Johnny Weissmuller, Virginia Grey, George Reeves, Lita Baron


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