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Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land (1952)

Passed  |   |  Sci-Fi, Adventure  |  17 March 1952 (USA)
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Jungle Jim is forced to lead anthropologist Dr. Edwards into a land inhabited by giant people.



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Complete credited cast:
Angela Greene ...
Dr. Linda Roberts
Jean Willes ...
Lester Matthews ...
Commissioner Kingston
William Tannen ...
'Doc' Edwards
George Eldredge ...
Fred Lewis
Frederic Berest ...
Tamba ...


Jungle Jim battles evil ivory poachers, mutant giants, stock footage, and cheap sets with the help of a pretty anthropologist and his cute chimp Tamba. Written by Marty McKee <>

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JUNGLE WINDS WHISPERED, "BEWARE"! (original ad - all caps) See more »


Sci-Fi | Adventure


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17 March 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Forbidden Land  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Slightly better than the most of the others in this dreary series.

The Jungle Jim movies produced by Sam Katzman and starring Johnny Weismuller were all low grade jungle adventures made strictly to fill the bottom half of a double bill. Unless you watch them out nostalgia or, are like me, a fan of Weismuller, they are pretty rough going. None of them seem to have been made with idea of making something good. The concurrent Tarzan films at RKO with Lex Barker, and the Bomba the Jungle Boy series at Monogram starring former "Boy" Johnny Sheffield, while not great, were at least reasonably well produced.

JUNGLE JIM IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND is slightly enlivened by the presence of the strange "giant people." They are not giants, just very tall. They are supposed to be some kind of missing link. The makeup by Clay Campell is surprisingly good for such a cheap picture, but the only problem is that the "giant people" look more like werewolves than some kind of "missing link". Otherwise, JUNGLE JIM IN THE FORBIDDEN is just another Jungle Jim movie with the usual perfunctory performances, light skinned Africans, Columbia backlot jungle, stock footage, Tamba's hijinks etc.

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