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Jungle Jim (1948)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  15 December 1948 (USA)
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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.

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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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The jungle's greatest soldier of fortune! See more »

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15 December 1948 (USA)  »

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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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The film is set in Africa, but in one scene an orangutan is shown climbing a tree. Orangutans are not found in Africa, only in Malaysia. See more »

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Tarzan Lite or TV Here We Come
6 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If You needed to watch One Jungle Jim Movie to see what was what, this, the First would be as good as Any. It started a string of 13 JJ Films and a short lived TV Series.

Hanging up his Tarzan Loincloth for a Safari Outfit, Johnny Weissmuller strings a few sentences together but not without some difficulty as He is off through the Jungle to find out about a Mysterious Drug that might be a cure for Polio, and locate some Devil Doctors.

Of course the Nobility of the Cute as Pi Scientist, a Pre-Modern Feminist (Virginia Grey), and Our Hero, has to be Undermined by a Villain that cares little about eradicating Disease and more about Treasure. Here that is Personified by George (TV Superman) Reeves. It is all by the Numbers and it Adds up to hand to hand Battles with Aquatic Reptiles, Jungle Cats, and stampeding Elephants.

For Comedy Relief there is too much Dog(?) footage, but the Pet Crow named Caw Caw (Ha Ha) is Enchanting Enough. The Low-Budget Quickness is ever Apparent, but Kids at the Time didn't seem to mind.


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