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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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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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Followed by Mark of the Gorilla (1950) See more »

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Caw Caw saves the day and Skipper steals the show
23 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh, how I enjoyed the Jungle Jim movies and television show when I was a youngster. Action, adventure, a far away location, wild animals and well trained and entertaining pet animals - what more could a kid ask for? The shows were perfect entertainment. Of course, now I see a lot of stock footage, silly plot, unbelievable fight scenes, and stereotypical characters. And, of course, Johnny Weismuller has to be the most famous bad actor. But his Tarzan and Jungle Jim characters were so affable, so good, and so competent who cares he couldn't act? This series entry was fun for three reasons: the antics of the marvelously well trained crow (Caw Caw) and the dog, Skipper; 2) it features a woman searching for a cure for polio - played by the always good actress Virginia Grey and 3) the chance to see Superman George Reeves as a villain. A harmless, pleasant diversion that brings back fond childhood memories. I like Jungle Jim still.


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