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Release Date:
May 1949 (USA) See more »
Jungle Jim fights a lion and sharks trying to save an African village from those who would despoil it. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Johnny Weissmuller ... Jungle Jim
Myrna Dell ... Norina

Elena Verdugo ... Li Wanna
Joseph Vitale ... Calhoun
Ralph Dunn ... Capt. Rawlins

Paul Marion ... Chot

Nelson Leigh ... Zoron

George J. Lewis ... Steve 'Whip' Wilson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George DeNormand ... Cullen (uncredited)
Jody Gilbert ... Zulta, the Barmaid (uncredited)
Holmes Herbert ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Henchman (uncredited)
John Merton ... Kesler (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Dojek (uncredited)
Lee Roberts ... Henchman (uncredited)
Charles Schaeffer ... Lerch (uncredited)
Wally West ... Sam Welker (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Crewman with Rifle (uncredited)

Directed by
William Berke 
Writing credits
Arthur Hoerl (screenplay) &
Don Martin (screenplay)

Arthur Hoerl (story)

Produced by
Sam Katzman .... producer
Cinematography by
Ira H. Morgan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Aaron Stell (film editor)
Art Direction by
Paul Palmentola 
Set Decoration by
Sidney Clifford 
Makeup Department
Leonard Engelman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ida Forgette .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilbur McGaugh .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Russell Malmgren .... sound (uncredited)
George DeNormand .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Schaeffer .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunt double: Johnny Weissmuller (uncredited)
Wally West .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted Allan .... still photographer (uncredited)
Don Murphy .... grip (uncredited)
Seldon White .... gaffer (uncredited)
William P. Whitley .... camera operator (uncredited)
Music Department
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Joseph Dubin .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Lucien Moraweck .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Miklós Rózsa .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ernst Toch .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Donna M. Norridge .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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72 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Factual errors: One of the animals shown to be living in the jungle is a toucan. A toucan is a large-billed bird native to South America and is not found in Africa.See more »


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The Lion and the Gorilla, 5 August 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

The Lost Tribe (1949)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

The second film in the Columbia series has a group of white folks showing up in the jungle to do whatever it takes to locate a hidden city where an unnumbered amount of diamonds are. Of course things take a violent turn so Jungle Jim (Johnny Weissmuller) must step in and put a stop to it. I'm viewing this series out of order but to date this here is without a question the worst I've seen and that's saying quite a bit because in all honesty the entire series has been pretty bad. I'm really not sure where to start but we could discuss the poor acting, the laughable rubber crocodiles or perhaps we could discuss the really bad stock footage. We could discuss all of the horrible things but what would be the point of that? Instead I'll bring up the one classic thing that makes the film worth sitting through and that's a scene towards the middle of the picture where we get a lion going up against a gorilla, which is of course just a man inside an outfit. The fight between the two was pretty exciting and I must say that it had such a campy feel to it that I couldn't help but think that the entire film should be better known to fans of bad cinema. While watching the fight I had to wonder what the guy inside the outfit was thinking. Sure, the lion was trained to work with actors but if I was inside that suit I'd be worried that the lion would think he was going up against something real. Either way, thankfully both the lion and gorilla give the best performances in the film and they keep it from being a complete bomb. Good job boys!

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