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Jungle Drums of Africa (1953)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Romance  |  21 January 1953 (USA)
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The daughter of a medical missionary in Africa carries on her father's work after he dies. She befriends two adventurers prospecting for uranium, and before long she finds herself in danger... See full summary »

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Alan King (as Clay Moore)
Phyllis Coates ...
Carol Bryant
Johnny Sands ...
Bert Hadley (as Johnny Spencer)
Roy Glenn ...
Naganto - Witch Doctor
John L. Cason ...
Regas (as John Cason)
Henry Rowland ...
Kurgan
Steve Mitchell ...
Gauss - Store Clerk
Bill Walker ...
Chief Douanga
Don Blackman ...
Ebola [Chs.4,6]
Felix Nelson ...
Nodala - Runner-Victim [Ch.1]
Joel Fluellen ...
Matambo, Native Searcher [Ch.4]
William Washington ...
Tembo, friendly native [Ch.8] (as Bill Washington)
Tom Steele ...
Third Constable [Ch.12]
Davis Roberts ...
Native Ambusher [Ch.1] (as Robert Davis)
Roy Engel ...
First Constable [Chs.7,12]
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The daughter of a medical missionary in Africa carries on her father's work after he dies. She befriends two adventurers prospecting for uranium, and before long she finds herself in danger from crooks trying to get the uranium for themselves and a local witch doctor who sees her as a threat to his power. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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21 January 1953 (USA)  »

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Robin Hood of Darkest Africa  »

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$167,758 (estimated)
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(12 episodes) | (cut)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Republic Pictures Corporation budgeted this serial's filming cost(budget) to be $172,840. Its actual (negative) cost was $167,758. See more »

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Better than its reputation
28 October 2007 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Alan King and Bert Hadley are representatives from an American Oil company who are in the African jungles looking to seek a concession from Chief Douanga for mining uranium on the land of Douanga's tribe. Kurgan, a trading post operator, is working on the behalf of an unnamed government seeking the uranium and employs Regas, an American, and Naganto, a witch doctor with Douanga's tribe who has been losing his influence thanks to the work of Carol Bryant, missionary's daughter who doubles as doctor for the tribe. Alan, Carol, and Bert battle to get their mining done while disrupting Kurgan's plots to kill them or drive them from the territory. The serial has a reputation of a formulaic Republic 50's entry with generic plot and abundant stock footage. This is not the case since there is a lot of new material especially when it comes to the cliffhangers (which have very good resolutions). Glenn is excellent as Naganto, and there is a lot of action here, but terrible gunfights since no one can hit the broad side of a barn. Moore and Coates seem to be going through the motions here, which gives the serial its drawback, as well as a climax in the quicksand which goes on too long. Rating, based on serials, 7.


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