George Harland and his daughter Patricia are in the African jungle to photograph animals. They discover something altogether different when they find a young white boy living there. When Patricia is separated from her father, she is rescued by Bomba who it turns out, has been living there since the age of 2. They have a number of adventures together with Patricia trying to explain to Bomba about the outside world, something he has difficulty imagining. They come to the rescue of her father and the rest when they are attacked by unfriendly tribesmen. Written by
FILMED IN GLORIOUS SEPIA TONE! (original pressbook ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
This was the first of 12 features, made during a 6 year period (1949-1955), starring Johnny Sheffield as Bomba that were made by poverty row studio Monogram Pictures. Sheffield had made his last Tarzan movie two years earlier. When the last Bomba feature was made in 1955, it would mark the end of Sheffield's film career. See more
What are the drums saying, Eli? Good news or bad?
Not good news, Boss. Not bad. Say safari come.
Followed by African Treasure