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The Golden Idol (1954)

Approved | | Adventure | 10 January 1954 (USA)
It's Bomba the Jungle Boy to the rescue when the evil Arab chieftain Ali Ben Mamoud steals a golden idol from the Watusi tribe.

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The Lost Idol of Watusi, a valuable archaeological treasure, has come into the hands of Bomba. Murderous Arabian chieftain Ali Ben Mamoud hires the equally unscrupulous soldier of fortune Joe Hawkins to get the treasure. British museum scientist Karen Marsh, Commissioner Barnes, his number one boy Eli and Ezekiel are also seeking the Idol. Hawkins and his native henchman, Gomo, double-cross Mamoud and set out to get the treasure for themselves. Things go downhill for them after Bomba takes an active hand; he overpowers Hawkins in an underwater fight and Mamoud is drowned in the coils of a huge water snake. District policemen Reed and Graves place the surviving plotters under arrest, and Bomba and his chimp Kimbbo fade away in the jungle as Barnes, Karen and Eli disappear by boat over the waters of Pongola Basin (played by Monogram's back lot). Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Bomba und der goldene Götze  »

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Joe Hawkins: I'm not sure he's got the idol with him or he'd have produced it by now.
Prince Ali Ben Mamoud: Then all we have to do is capture him and make him tell us where it's hidden.
Joe Hawkins: Sounds simple but Bomba's tough. I'm not sure you can break him.
Prince Ali Ben Mamoud: I'd enjoy trying.
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The Swim and the Watusi
13 July 2015 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

A nasty Arab prince is in Africa, looking to retrieve "The Golden Idol" of Watusi. In flashback, we see Bomba (Johnny Sheffield) took the small statue from dastardly Paul Guilfoyle (as Ali Ben Mamoud), who stole it statue from the Watusi people. The "Bomba" film series was nearing its end with this substandard episode. The edited-in segments involving lions look especially cheap, but the entire production is amateurish. There are only a few highlights, if you're inclined to watch; they are shot at the swimming hole and involve some underwater photography. The pretty guest female figure, blonde Anne Kimbell (as Karen Marsh), goes for a swim with Bomba. She wears a modest, one-piece black bathing suit. Bomba wears his immodest loincloth and excels in a solo swim near the end, when he shows where "The Golden Idol" is hidden.

*** The Golden Idol (1954-01-10) Ford Beebe ~ Johnny Sheffield, Paul Guilfoyle, Anne Kimbell, Leonard Mudie


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