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The Lion Hunters (1951)

Approved | | Adventure | 25 March 1951 (USA)
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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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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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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Poaching In Bomba's Jungle
5 August 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Lion Hunters have come to Africa to do just as the title of the picture says they do. But what they don't know is that the lions are both held as sacred by the Masai tribe and that the area they've chosen is the home of the legendary Bomba the Jungle Boy. He just doesn't like white folks trapping or killing his animal friends as a matter of general principle.

Between the two of these facts, white trappers Morris Ankrum and Douglas Kennedy haven't a chance. Especially Kennedy whose hubris gets the better of him. It's always interesting in these B films how the villains never know when to quit.

Johnny Sheffield is allowed a little puppy love here in the person of Ann E. Todd who is also Ankrum's daughter. She's checking the well built Sheffield out, but he's got his mind on his animals.

The Lion Hunters never gets off the Monogram back lot with plenty of stock jungle footage supporting a hackneyed plot.


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