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Jungle Man-Eaters (1954)

Jungle Jim does battle with a would-be diamond smuggler and a renegade tribe.

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Dr. Bonnie Crandall
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Inspector Jeffrey Bernard (as Richard Stapley)
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Zuwaba
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Leroux (as Gregory Gay)
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Chief Boganda (as Vince M. Townsend Jr.)
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N'Gala
Tamba ...
Tamba the Chimp
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Jungle Jim does battle with a would-be diamond smuggler and a renegade tribe.

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JOHNNY AGAINST THE CANNIBALS! (original print ad - all caps)

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June 1954 (USA)  »

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Anthropofagoi tis zouglas  »

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At one point Jungle Jim mentions to Inspector Bernard that in just a few more miles they'll hit the coast just below Nairobi. Nairobi is located in the highlands of southern Kenya, which is bordered on the south by the country of Tanzania, known as Tanganyika when the movie was made. See more »

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Follows Mark of the Gorilla (1950) See more »

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Yet More Stock Footage with a Little Jim Thrown In
28 March 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Jungle Man-Eaters (1954)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

This was the thirteenth and final film in the Jungle Jim series, although three more films would follow but the Jungle Jim name would be dropped. This time out Jim (Johnny Weissmuller) must try and locate some diamond smugglers who are using an evil jungle tribe to scare off the good tribes in the jungle. Soon Jim is fighting men, lions, crocs and various other beasts while trying to impress a girl (Karin Booth). Like so many of these old series, I'm having to watch this one out of order but I've seen enough to realize all the negative things I've heard are pretty much try. It's rather amazing to see how much stock footage and cheese is throughout this thing and I really have to wonder if the studio checked to see how much stock footage they had and then just built a story around it. As bad as this film is I can't help but almost recommend it simply due to its campy nature and at times god-awful acting. God bless Weissmuller but it's clear he wasn't any type of actor outside the Tarzan image. His line delivery here is pretty bad but then again I'll give him credit because it's actually better than some of the earlier films in the series. He was also getting up their in age and there are times where it seems like he's in pain trying to (slowly) run yet we're suppose to believe he has the strength to fight a wild lion or a crocodile. Speaking of the lion scene, we're treated to quite a bit of stock footage including some with the lion fighting a bull and getting knocked around pretty badly. This is some rather interesting footage and I'm sure it's not going to sit well with some viewers. When Jim finally gets to fight this same lion thankfully he's turned into a fake rug by then. Supporting players Booth, Richard Wyler and Bernie Hamilton aren't much better as they zip in and out of stock footage and poorly added scenes trying to fit in with it. Just check out the sequence where one of the villages are burned and we see footage of various animals trying to escape the smoke. The fake smoke added to the stock footage just shows how cheap this movie and series was. Again, this is an incredibly poorly made film but it remains mildly charming simply because of the camp value. This is third-rate material all the way but producer Sam Katzman probably laughed his way to the bank.


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