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Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1949)

 -  Adventure  -  20 March 1949 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Johnny Sheffield ...
Peggy Ann Garner ...
Patricia Harland
Onslow Stevens ...
George Harland
Charles Irwin ...
Smoki Whitfield ...
Martin Wilkins ...


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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HE ALONE KNEW THE JUNGLE'S SECRET...ITS SAVAGE DANGERS! (original pressbook ad - all caps) See more »




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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 »


[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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Boy Becomes Bomba
19 November 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Johnny Sheffield who had grown too old to play Boy in the Tarzan films got a nice break from Monogram Pictures and was able to extend his career with the Bomba The Jungle Boy series of films. Like Tarzan, Bomba grows up in the jungle and in fact this film bears no small resemblance to Tarzan, the Ape Man.

Bomba's Jane is in the person of former child star Peggy Ann Garner who is a visiting photographer with her father Onslow Stevens. She gets separated from Stevens and enjoys an idyll of sorts with Bomba who is more articulate than those early Weissmuller Tarzans.

The only other regular in the Bomba series is Commissioner Andy Barnes who is a glorified game warden here and played by Charles Irwin. In later films Barnes would be played by Leonard Mudie.

Some stock jungle footage is integrated nicely into the film, better I would say than a lot of the Tarzan films done at RKO at the same time with Lex Barker.

Not a bad beginning for the series.

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