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Bomba and the Hidden City (1950)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 24 September 1950 (USA)
Princess Leah is the rightful heir to a tribal throne which has been stolen from her by the dastardly Hassan. Bomba the Jungle Boy, of course, comes to her rescue.

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Nature photographer Dennis Johnson is astounded to see a young white boy swinging through the jungle. His host, Hassan Emir of the Hidden City, tells him the continent is full of of stories of children being raised by wild animals. The Emir sends out his henchman to kill Bomba. Seriously wounded, Bomba floats down the river on a fallen tree and is rescued by a village girl, Leah. When he learns that Leah is a princess whose father was overthrown by Hassan, Bomba sets out to help her reclaim her title. Written by garykmcd

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Plot-heavy "Bomba" relies less on stock footage and more on violent action...
18 December 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Fourth chapter in Monogram Pictures' faintly-amusing "Bomba" serial, based upon Roy Rockwood's character of a teenage Tarzan who lives in the jungle and communicates with the animals like a high school variation of Doctor Dolittle. This time, Bomba is tracked through the wilds by a photographic expedition team who have gotten the evil Emir from the Hidden City and his army involved; the Emir is about to pick a new maiden for his harem, with only Bomba aware of the selected girl's forgotten childhood (she's actually a Princess!). Husky-yet-boyish Johnny Sheffield literally takes a beating in this episode (knocked unconscious near the opening, he is later stabbed and must be nursed back to health by the village maidens after floating down river on a log). Despite the curious insistence on action scenes (which are an improvement over the stock footage which permeated the first two "Bomba" installments), this B-level matinée item gets bogged down in plot, little of which makes sense. Sheffield is still engagingly sincere, but Bomba has been made too knowledgeable here, which takes away from his purity; he's so matter-of-fact with his information that he comes off indifferent. Sue England gets the role of the requisite pretty girl (with teased hair and lipstick!); she makes a valiant attempt to win Bomba's heart, nearly winning him over even though she can't swim or catch a fish. There's a lovely shot of England falling asleep in a tree, with Sheffield watching her from above, but the rest of the picture doesn't impress. Supporting cast is underwhelming, and the interiors of the Emir's fancy digs are atrocious. *1/2 from ****


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