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Savage Drums (1951)

Passed  -  Adventure | Drama | Fantasy  -  22 June 1951 (USA)
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There is this little small-island kingdom located off the South China coast and the United States offers a pact of economic aid and military assistance if needed. But there is this Asiatic ... See full summary »

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Tex Channing (as Bob Easton)
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There is this little small-island kingdom located off the South China coast and the United States offers a pact of economic aid and military assistance if needed. But there is this Asiatic Communist nation/power---not identified but the name starts with 'C'--- that does not want this treaty to be signed, for whatever reason those Commie-nations have for doing whatever it is they are doing, and they have a plan going to thwart the treaty. Then the island King-inheritor, Sabu, playing a tic-tac-toe role name, comes home. Sabu does this at a large sacrifice, as he had to give up his promising career as a world-class prizefighter in the United States. But he has little choice as his brother, the prior King, had been murdered and if there was anything kingdoms were big on, it was keeping the royal crown in the hands of one family. Sabu, after accepting accolades from the citizens, snoops around and discovers that his cousin, who has reigned for a brief period between the murder of the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Silly little jungle film

I did not expect much from director William Berke, escaped from RKO Pictures to Lippert Company. Cheap movies, fast shot, with nonsense but nevertheless not really tedious. Let's let him this!!

Sabu plays here a prizefighter whose brother, king in exile of an island in the Pacific Ocean, is killed by some henchmen hired by the local tyrant - of the island, I mean. Before his brother was killed, Sabu refused to return home to help his people;after all, he considered himself only as a poor prizefighter...But the killing of his brother changes everything and our hero gets back to waste is home land from - guess what - Communism...

Steven Geray - the unforgettable rogue cop of "So dark the Night" - is excellent as the dictator - RED dictator.

There is enough action to stay awake in this little flick.


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