Jungle Jim (1955– )

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Director: Wilhelm Thiele
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Nancy Kelly, Johnny Sheffield
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Director: Kurt Neumann
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Ramar of the Jungle (1952–1954)
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Missionaries' kid Tom Reynolds returns to the jungle as a doctor where he treats natives ("Ramar" means "White Medicine Man") and takes care of bad guys, aided by Prof. Ogden.

Stars: Jon Hall, Ray Montgomery, Nick Stewart
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An African tribe devoted to the leopard cult is dedicated to preventing civilization from moving further into Africa. Tarzan fights them when the cult first attacks a caravan and next ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann
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Jungle Jim (1937)
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Two safaris enter the African jungle intent on finding a white girl who is the heiress to a fortune. One safari, led by Jungle Jim, wants to make sure she gets the news that she is now a ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith
Stars: Grant Withers, Betty Jane Rhodes, Raymond Hatton
Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

Stars: Broderick Crawford, Art Gilmore, William Boyett
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Jungle Jim is forced to lead anthropologist Dr. Edwards into a land inhabited by giant people.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Angela Greene, Jean Willes
Devil Goddess (1955)
Adventure
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Jungle Jim type Johnny Weissmuller helps Professor Blakely look for a missing colleague who is now playing "god" for a bunch of natives.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Angela Stevens, Selmer Jackson
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Johnny Weissmuller fights enemy agents who are trying to steal cobalt while disguised as crocodiles.

Director: Lee Sholem
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Judy Walsh, David Bruce
Savage Mutiny (1953)
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Jungle Jim tries to relocate African natives so that the atom bomb can be tested on their island. Enemy agents interfere.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Angela Stevens, Lester Matthews
Ransom! (1956)
Drama
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The Stannards' son is kidnapped for ransom. Plot centres around Ford's (the father) efforts to find him.

Director: Alex Segal
Stars: Glenn Ford, Donna Reed, Leslie Nielsen
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 Jungle Jim (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Martin Huston ...
 Skipper (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Dean Fredericks ...
 Kaseem (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Tamba ...
 Tamba the Chimp / ... (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Paul Cavanagh ...
 Commissioner Morrison (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
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The sequence at beginning of each episode where Jungle Jim dives off a high cliff into a pool of water was shot at Chicken Rock at Lake Sherwood, California, with stuntman Paul Stader doubling for Johnny Weissmuller. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits do not list the leading actors by name. Instead, they say "Jungle Jim, with Skipper, Kaseem, Skipper, and Tamba". See more »

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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #9.3 (1958) See more »

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Extending Weissmuller's Career
24 February 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

As Johnny Weissmuller got older and a bit flabbier the Tarzan loincloth didn't quite fit his figure any more. Still he was a box office draw, but he knew he couldn't continue in the series. In the late Forties he signed with Columbia Pictures to do a series of films based on the King Features Cartoon character Jungle Jim.

In the films Weissmuller's only friend was a chimpanzee named Tamba, shades of Chetah from Tarzan. But when the film series ended, Columbia which had by now gone into the television business, put Weissmuller in a half hour series as the intrepid jungle guide who got into all kinds of adventures.

In the Jungle Jim television series Jim got some human co-stars in the persons of Martin Huston as his son Skipper and Dean Fredericks as good friend and assistant Kaseem. Jim was not confined to Africa, some of the shows had Indian, South Sea, and even South American locations, depending on who wanted him to guide.

Weissmuller was real particular, no hunting expeditions, no shooting of animals except with a camera. Apparently he was that good a guide, because that sure cut his income considerably.

Though there were female guest stars, I never recall any romantic plots in any of the episodes. The show ran for one season, but it was in syndication for several years.

My guess is that with all of his marriages, Weissmuller had considerable alimony to pay out to his numerous ex-wives. It's why he took the series. After that he was in demand for a lot of personal appearances, he was still the most well known Tarzan of them all and set the standard for Olympic swimming champions down to today.

Jungle Jim was a good kid's show and even as got into his Fifties Weissmuller still looked better than most fifty somethings.


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