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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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Linda Ward
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Mr. Ward
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Princess Baru
Martin Wilkins ...
Gamboso the Usurper
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Chief Kokoli
Leonard Mudie ...
Commissioner Andy Barnes
Don Blackman ...
Umgala, Baru's Henchman
Amanda Randolph ...
Linasi
Bruce Carruthers ...
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Roy Glenn ...
Kaje
Jack Clisby ...
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Bill Walker ...
The Wards' Headman
Kimbbo the Chimp ...
Kimbbo
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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 SPEARS SPLIT THE CONGO! (original ad-all caps) See more »


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7 December 1952 (USA)  »

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Jungle Girl  »

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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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Followed by Killer Leopard (1954) See more »

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"Every animal in the jungle has a mother and father but me. I don't even know who I am."
21 June 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Bomba feels bad about being an orphan so he decides to find out who his parents are and what happened to them. The trail leads him to a village ruled by a corrupt chief and his ruthless daughter. Needless to say, the two don't like Bomba poking around and asking questions. This is a nice change of pace plot for the series, which usually had the standard 'evil white men come to the jungle to kill or steal and Bomba must stop them' formula. It only took seven sequels for them to think about following up on this plot thread from the first movie but I'm glad they finally did.

The Bomba series had its fair share of pretty ladies and here we have two. Karen Sharpe is the daughter of a government official and Suzette Harbin is the daughter of the village chief. I'm not sure which girl is the jungle girl of the title. I mean, Harbin is the only one of the two who actually lives in the jungle but Sharpe is the heroine. Neither is a 'jungle girl' in the same sense that Bomba is a 'jungle boy.' Both are attractive and well-written for young female roles at the time. When Bomba swims out to rescue her from a crocodile, Sharpe takes matters into her own hands and swims to shore, gets a gun, and kills the croc herself! Harbin is her father's right-hand and heir to the throne. She's in charge of the village guard and killing her father's enemies. It's one of the best Bomba movies, which isn't saying a whole lot I know. It's a juvenile adventure movie with a little more plot than most in the series and some strong female characters which deserves mentioning. The movie makes use of stock footage, as it always did. Maybe a little less than usual, though. There are some humorous moments with the chimps that I enjoyed. It does go on too long, as most of the Bomba sequels did for some reason. Nothing you can't live without seeing but a good way to pass the time if you're so inclined.


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