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African Treasure (1952)

Passed | | Adventure | 10 July 1953 (Finland)
Against stock footage of lions, elephants and wildebeasts, Bomba the Jungle Boy captures a pair of nefarious diamond smugglers.

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Roy DeHaven, alias Pat Gilroy
Leonard Mudie ...
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Eli (as Robert 'Smoki' Whitfield)
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Andy Barnes gets word by short wave that two of the three geologists who passed through his district some weeks before were known diamond smugglers, and that nothing since has been heard of the trio. And he also learns that a hunter, Pat Gilroy , who has just arrived at the compound is really an escaped convict named Roy DeHaven. Bomba the Jungle Boy He is summoned via the jungle drum wireless-telegraph, and Barnes asks Bomba to locate Gatesby, the geologist who was with Greg and Hardy. Bomba finds the body of Gatesby but he also finds Lita Sebastian who is also out in the jungle looking for her father. Through the help of jungle drums and his animal friends, Bomba leads Lita to where her father, and a large number of natives, are being held as slaves by Greg and Hardy, who have found diamonds in the crater of an extinct volcano, known locally as The Mountain of Diamonds. Bomba has a lot of work to do before he can restore order to this jungle. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE JUNGLE SCREAMS with SAVAGE FURY! Throbbing drums inflame barbaric hordes...killer beasts snarl terror...as Bomba of the Jungle and captive beauty face greed-mad raiders hunting the Mountain of Diamonds! See more »

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Bomba Number Seven
18 January 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

African Treasure (1952)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

The seventh film in Monogram's series finds Bomba (Johnny Sheffield) trying to stop some diamond smugglers (one played by Lyle Talbot) who are trying to get rich while abusing some local natives. African TREASURE is as cheap as the previous six films but there's very little entertainment to be found here. At just 70-minutes the film seems way too long and even worse is the fact that very little happens throughout the movie. The biggest problem is the actual screenplay that doesn't give the characters anything to do. For the most part we have three or four groups who are constantly wondering around and talking about what they're going to do when they run into one of the other groups. We hear the natives call Bomba the "White Devil" and we get such politically incorrect lines as a jungle girl telling them they don't have to fear him because he's white. Yes, there's a jungle girl here played by Laurette Luez and she tries to bring a love story but even this here falls flat. The only good thing that can be said about the film are a couple fine performances. Sheffield is obviously very comfortable in the role and he has no problem as he at least appears to be giving it his all. Talbot, a classic bad guy, also makes for some fun but one wishes he had more to do. You can look quickly for a young Woody Strode. Outside of these things there's pretty much nothing else going on. We see Bomba fight a fake lion and of course he has to rescue people.


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