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Lord of the Jungle (1955)

 -  Adventure  -  12 June 1955 (USA)
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This is the last of the Bomba the Jungle Boy series of 12 movies. In this one wild elephants have been trampling the natives and Bomba has been ordered to slaughter them all. Bomba, however... See full summary »

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Johnny Sheffield ...
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Jeff Wood
Nancy Hale ...
Mona Andrews
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Paul Cabot
William Phipps ...
Kenny Balou (as Bill Phipps)
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This is the last of the Bomba the Jungle Boy series of 12 movies. In this one wild elephants have been trampling the natives and Bomba has been ordered to slaughter them all. Bomba, however, only bumps off the leader, the one who started all the trouble. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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elephant | rogue | native | herd | visit | See more »

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BOMBA'S TRAIL of TERROR IN THE PATH of the TRAMPLING DEATH! (original- 3-sheet poster) See more »

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12 June 1955 (USA)  »

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Bomba, o theos tis zouglas  »

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This would be the final film for Johnny Sheffield. He would pass away 55 years later without appearing in another movie. See more »

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Follows Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1949) See more »

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An affinity for pachyderms
10 March 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Johnny Sheffield finished both the Bomba The Jungle Boy series and his career with Lord Of The Jungle. In this one the Bomba series takes a plot that could have been one from the Tarzan series where back in his adolescence Sheffield had been Boy.

Like Tarzan, Bomba has an affinity for pachyderms. But the local herd has been running wild lately, trampling through villages, destroying property and killing people. Most atypical behavior for elephants who are herbivores and won't attack people unless they're attacked.

In a story that could also have been taken from any number of westerns about a wild horse herd, Bomba suspects that a rogue has taken over the lead of the herd. No reason to kill all of his friends if the rogue is done in. But how to do it?

I would suspect the Bomba series ended for a number of reasons. The writers were not coming up with fresh story lines as witness by this retreaded western. B picture stuff like the Bomba series was showing up on television. Finally Johnny Sheffield was clearly no longer juvenile looking enough to be a jungle boy. So Sheffield quit acting and apparently lived happily ever after.

Nothing special about Lord Of The Jungle, decent viewing though.


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