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Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land (1952)

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

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Angela Greene ...
Dr. Linda Roberts
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Denise
Lester Matthews ...
Commissioner Kingston
William Tannen ...
'Doc' Edwards
George Eldredge ...
Fred Lewis
Frederic Berest ...
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Tamba ...
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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 <mmckee@wkio.com>

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JOHNNY LEADS A SAFARI INTO THE FORBIDDEN LAND OF THE GIANT MEN! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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The Forbidden Land  »

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Although the character creator is not mentioned, the opening credits state that the story is «based on the newspaper feature Jungle Jim owned and copyrighted by King Features Syndicate». See more »

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Followed by Killer Ape (1953) See more »

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Jungle Jim meets the Wolfman...
14 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know there are a lot of negative comments on IMDb regarding the series of Jungle Jim movies starring Johnny Weissmuller in the early 1950's. Yes, they were low budget films, and Johnny couldn't act his way out of a paper bag if his life depended on it. Nonetheless, I find these films fun, as long as you check your mind at the door while watching them.

This entry in the series has Jungle Jim (Weissmuller) helping a pretty female anthropologist, Dr. Linda Roberts, (portrayed by actress Angela Greene) find the land of the Giants, a strange group of people who snarl like lions and look like werewolves on growth hormones. Of course we have to have the requisite bad guy, who is played by Lester Matthews, a corrupt commissioner who is stealing ivory from tusks of elephants.

I love these movies because of the outrageous acts of daring do we are supposed to believe...watch Jungle Jim wrestle underwater with a 2,000 pound hippo! See Jim go one on one with a black panther, rolling on the ground with it attacking him and emerge without a scratch, his khakis as clean and starchily pressed as if he just got them from the cleaners. It's hilarious, and all in good, clean fun.

If you watch these movies knowing they are not to be believed, but just enjoyed, then you'll have a good time.


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