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Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1949)

Approved | | Adventure | 20 March 1949 (USA)
George Harland and his daughter Pat are photographers who discover a wild boy in the jungle. When Pat become lost, Bomba brings her back, overcoming plagues of locusts, forest fires and fierce wild animals.

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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 garykmcd

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FILMED IN GLORIOUS SEPIA TONE! (original pressbook ad - all caps) See more »

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Aarniometsän poika  »

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The original novel, initiated by Statemeyer Syndicate, was written by a series of ghostwriters (this volume being attributed to either John Duffiel or Howard Garris or both) under the pseudonym of Roy Rockwood in 1926. It was the first volume of a very successful series that lasted until 1938. The publishers were Cupples and Leon. See more »

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[first lines]
Andy Barnes: What are the drums saying, Eli? Good news or bad?
Eli: Not good news, Boss. Not bad. Say safari come.
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Referenced in Umberto D. (1952) See more »

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Viewed this Bomba Movie as a 11 year old boy
19 June 2003 | by (Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

If I am not mistaken I watched this movie in 1951 and I was just an 11 year old, and my memory fades somewhat on detail of the Film. Keep in mind, my memories of this film was from a childs viewpoint, but the best that I remember, I really enjoyed it, in particular the animals, and lot & lots of action. Bomba was just a few years older than myself and I really related to him and his escapades. I would like to see it once more as an adult, but I really don't know if any videos/dvds' are available. Thank you for reading my comments.


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