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Adventures of Captain Africa, Mighty Jungle Avenger! (1955)

 -  Adventure  -  9 June 1955 (USA)
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Filled from front to back with stock footage taken from the Columbia serials "The Phantom-1943" and, primarily, "The Desert Hawk-1944", with John Hart and the always-dull Rick Vallin making... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
John Hart ...
Captain Africa
Rick Vallin ...
Ted Arnold
Ben Welden ...
June Howard ...
Princess Rhoda
Bud Osborne ...
Nat Coleman
Paul Marion ...
Abdul el Hamid
Lee Roberts ...
Boris - Henchman
Terry Frost ...
Greg - Henchman
Edward Coch ...
Balu (as Ed Coch)
Michael Fox ...


Filled from front to back with stock footage taken from the Columbia serials "The Phantom-1943" and, primarily, "The Desert Hawk-1944", with John Hart and the always-dull Rick Vallin making less-than-adequate substitutes for Tom Tyler and Gilbert Roland, this Sam Katzman "production" finds the mighty jungle avenger and legendary Captain Africa - A "Phantom" rip-off that side-stepped the need to pay King Features another fee for using the character - pledging to see that the legitimate Arabian caliph, Hamid, is restored to the throne which a tyrannical rival has usurped. He is joined in this enterprise by adventurer Ted Arnold, wild-animal trapper Nat Coleman, and his assistant Omar and, to cover all bases, the Arabian princess Rhoda. This rambles on for fifteen chapters as they are beset by guards of the tyrant caliph, desert outlaws, wild beasts of the jungle, and a pair of white adventurers, Boris and Greg, (doing the work of dozens for budgetary reasons) who have a vested interest ... Written by Les Adams <>

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9 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitão África  »

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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Mystery Man of the Jungle!

  • 2. Captain Africa to the Rescue!

  • 3. Midnight Attack!

  • 4. Into the Crocodile Pit!

  • 5. Jungle War Drums!

  • 6. Slave Traders!

  • 7. Saved by Captain Africa!

  • 8. The Bridge in the Sky!

  • 9. Blasted by Captain Africa!

  • 10. The Vanishing Princess!

  • 11. The Tunnel of Terror!

  • 12. Fangs of the Beast!

  • 13. Renegades at Bay!

  • 14. Captain Africa and the Wolf Dog!

  • 15. Captain Africa's Final Move!

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Wooden, silly, incoherent mish-mash.
17 November 1998 | by (Blacksburg, VA) – See all my reviews

An obvious knock-off of THE PHANTOM, using stock footage and possessing the bare minimum of plot (and THAT incoherent), THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN AFRICA is Columbia Serials at its worst. Terrible acting, bad stunt work, and heavy padding all add up fifteen chapters of pure junk that is just not worth wading through. For absolute die hard fanatic completists only.

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