The Lion Hunters (1951)

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Bomba the Jungle Boy informs ne'er-do-well lion hunters that the lions were meant to roam the jungle freely. Since they pay him no attention, Bomba must save the lions (and Jean, incidentally).



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Complete credited cast:
Morris Ankrum ...
Tom Forbes
Ann E. Todd ...
Jean Forbes (as Ann Todd)
Douglas Kennedy ...
Marty Martin
Smoki Whitfield ...
Davis Roberts ...
Lohu (as Robert Davis)
Walu (as Woodrow Strode)


Bomba the Jungle Boy finds a wounded lion dying a slow and painful death, he finds a group on safari trapping lions for sale to zoos, which were unable to obtain such animals during the war. Tom Forbes, accompanied by his daughter Jean, is traveling downstream to join his business partner Marty Martin, who has already captured several beasts for shipment. As Bomba sets out to release the animals as soon as they are captured, he gains an ally in Jean Forbes whom he convinces the capturing and display of animals is wrong. Martin is bent on succeeding however, even if it means killing the Jungle Boy. Written by garykmcd

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25 March 1951 (USA)  »

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Bomba, der Rächer  »

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Jean Forbes: You know, Dad, I've had the strangest feeling for the past few minutes that we're being watched from cover.
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"Lions are my friends. They like freedom."
31 May 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Hunters are trapping and killing lions in Bomba's jungle. Bomba has feelings on this. Fifth entry in Monogram's series is pretty weak with an especially talkative Bomba this time around. The pluses are the animals, particularly the lions, and Sheffield's earnest performance. Morris Ankrum and Douglas Kennedy play the lion hunters. Kennedy is the heavy, which was hardly new territory for him. Ankrum's the nicer one. Ann E. Todd plays his tomboyish daughter who takes a liking to Bomba and vice versa. This was Todd's final movie before an early retirement. Woody Strode appears briefly as a native. This is a fairly standard Bomba movie. Which is to say it's an unremarkable B jungle adventure for kids. Still, a decent time-passer on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

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