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Pygmy Island (1950)

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Jungle Jim heads a search for missing WAC Captain Ann Kingsley; a white midget plays Tembo, the pygmy chief.

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Ann Savage ...
Capt. Ann R. Kingsley
David Bruce ...
Maj. Bolton
Steven Geray ...
Leon Marko
William Tannen ...
Kruger
Tristram Coffin ...
Novak (as Tris Coffin)
Billy Curtis ...
Makuba
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After Jungle Jim finds an American army captain's dog tags among the remains of a dead pygmy, he joins a U.S. military investigation not only to find the missing soldier, Captain Ann Kingsley, but also to look into a recently discovered kind of rope that will not burn or break. The pygmy had been killed by the Bush Devil cult but little is known of them. In fact, others are after the plant used to make this indestructible rope fiber and it's up to Jungle Jim to stop them. He will face crocodiles, stampeding elephants and a gorilla along the way. Written by garykmcd

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Johnny drives America's enemies out of jungle frontier!

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22 November 1950 (USA)  »

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When Jungle Jim is fighting the gorilla on the suspension bridge, a waterfall is visible in the background but the water isn't moving. See more »

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Watch Out For That Man in the Gorilla Suit!!!
6 June 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Pygmy Island (1950)

** (out of 4)

The fifth film in the series has Jungle Jim (Johnny Weissmuller) helping rescue a woman (Ann Savage) who went into the jungle and never returned. It turns out that a group of white men are racing against the government trying to locate a mysterious rope that can't burn and this here starts up a war with a group of midgets led by Makuba (Billy Curtis). If you're expecting any type of "quality" from a Jungle Jim movie then you're going to be disappointed. I'm sure kids back in the day were thrilled and terrified to see Jungle Jim fight a rubber alligator but when seen today you can't help but view it as nothing more than camp. What's shocking is that they were able to squeeze out sixteen of these films and their quality might not have ever gotten too high but the camp value is usually there. The actual story here is certainly better than some of the entries in the series as the groups are trying to locate this mysterious plant, which will allow them to make a fireproof rope. All is good as we get several fights, an elephant stampede, crocodiles attacking and we get the highlight involving a large gorilla. In the film's best scene Jungle Jim and his friendly chimp are crossing one of those bridges that connect two cliffs and of course there's a long fall to your death if you go over the side. When Jim gets over the bridge he's attacked by a large gorilla (man in a suit of course) and their battle is downright hilarious. Seeing Weissmuller having to fight a gorilla is worth sitting through the entire film. As you'd expect, the performances are all bland to bad with Weissmuller showing that he was more image than acting talent. Savage appears to be asking yourself what she's doing in this type of film but at least Curtis is fun as the midget leader. At 69-minutes the film still seems way too long but if you're into these types of "B" movies then you might find this one a tad bit better than some but at the same time that's really not saying much.


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