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Bomba and the Jungle Girl (1952)

Bomba, the Jungle Boy and now animal protector, discovers human skeletons which turn out to be those of his parents.

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Princess Baru
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Gamboso the Usurper
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Umgala, Baru's Henchman
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Linasi
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Kaje
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Bill Walker ...
The Wards' Headman
Kimbbo the Chimp ...
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Bomba decides he wants to know more about his parents and sets out to find out what happened to them. He learns they were in contact with a tribe that he knows little about but the tribal chief and his daughter are evasive and clearly hiding something. One of the tribesman befriends him however and tells him that the current chief is not the hereditary leader of the tribe and was behind the death of Bomba's parents. They set out to find their graves. Written by garykmcd

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Savage Mystery! Tribal Revolt!...IN A LOST CONTINENT GONE MAD! (original poster) See more »


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7 December 1952 (USA)  »

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The last picture released by Monogram Pictures. See more »

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In the fight sequence between the water buffalo and the leopard, the leopard's spots change several times and the last shot shows a adolescent cub leaving the scene. See more »

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Bomba: I come in peace.
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Bomba Searches For His Parents
23 January 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Bomba and the Jungle Girl (1952)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

The eighth film in Monogram's series once again has Johnny Sheffield playing Bomba, the jungle boy who in this adventure meets a jungle girl (Karen Sharpe) and the two try to figure out who his parents were. With the help of a partial diary, the two set out to learn the truth yet you know there are going to be complications. Having been watching the Bomba series in the order that they were made, I have no idea what the last four films will hold but there's no question that it appears everyone involved were running out of ideas. There's really not too much to say about this film that I haven't said about previous entries. This one here features a pretty boring story where not much happens except that our hero has a new female lead and we get countless scenes where they talk about things that they're going to do. Every ten minutes or so we get an action scene that is full of silly gunshots and every once in a while we get stock footage to go with it. The start of the film has our female swimming in a river for no reason other than a crocodile to show up and she of course will need Bomba to save her. I think the croc used here is different than the previous couple films as was the stock footage showing the real one. The story itself is pretty bland because after the first few minutes you realize that you really don't care what happened to Bomba's parents and your only main goal is getting through all the madness.


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