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Safari Drums (1953)

 |  Adventure  |  21 June 1953 (USA)
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A bunch of movie makers arrive in Africa to make a film about jungle wildlife. One of their party kills a geologist and Bomba the Jungle Boy must find out whodunnit. He does, while helping ... See full summary »

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Peg Jethrow
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Leonard Mudie ...
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James Adamson ...
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Rory Mallinson ...
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Jack Williams ...
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A bunch of movie makers arrive in Africa to make a film about jungle wildlife. One of their party kills a geologist and Bomba the Jungle Boy must find out whodunnit. He does, while helping them complete their movie. A lion finishes off the culprit. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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21 June 1953 (USA)  »

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Bomba - Rache im Dschungel  »

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Nearing the end of the film, Brad is seen in the stalled truck with both hands on the steering wheel when suddenly we hear the sound of the failed starter and ignition. See more »

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Commissioner Andy Barnes: Money means nothing to Bomba. He's, well, I suppose you'd call him a jungle boy.
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Lax African adventure...
28 January 2012 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Bomba the Jungle Boy smells a rat when a rifle-happy team of filmmakers invades the African jungle to shoot a moving picture--and, Bomba fears, to shoot innocent wildlife as well. Turns out one member of the nefarious troupe has robbed a local guide of his diamonds and killed him, so a drum warning is played for Bomba to keep the unit preoccupied until the police arrive. Thoroughly routine low-budget adventure, the first "Bomba" episode to bear the Allied Artists distribution logo, is sluggishly-paced, with much of the action taking place via stock footage. Johnny Sheffield's Bomba wrestles (clumsily) with a panther and a lion, while the requisite 'pretty girl' (Barbara Bestar) wrestles with the hokey dialogue. *1/2 from ****


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