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Panther Girl of the Kongo (1955)

Approved | | Action, Sci-Fi | 3 January 1955 (USA)
Jean Evans of an international wildlife foundation has made herself at home in Africa as the elephant-riding, vine-swinging, miniskirted 'Panther Girl.' On safari to film animals, Jean ... See full summary »

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Jean Evans, Panther Girl
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Larry Sanders
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Dr. Morgan
John Daheim ...
Cass (as John Day)
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Rand
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Tembo
Roy Glenn ...
Chief Danka
Archie Savage ...
Ituri
Ramsay Hill ...
Comm. Stanton
Naaman Brown ...
Orto
Dan Ferniel ...
Ebu
James Logan ...
Const. Harris
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Jean Evans of an international wildlife foundation has made herself at home in Africa as the elephant-riding, vine-swinging, miniskirted 'Panther Girl.' On safari to film animals, Jean encounters something really wild; a giant crayfish monster (created by greedy scientist Morgan who, with his henchmen, hopes to scare everyone out of the district, then secretly mine diamonds). Jungle perils aplenty stand between Jean (an active, competent heroine) and her hunter friend Larry and their goal of tracing the 'claw monster' to its source. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THE MOST EXCITING SERIAL EVER FILMED! (original posters) See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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3 January 1955 (USA)  »

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Panther Woman of the Kongo  »

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$172,793 (estimated)
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(12 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Evidentally stock film from Jungle Girl (1941) is used in this chapter play, notably the elephant, Panther Girl diving into the lake/river and Panther Girl dressed in a lion costume fighting a lion. See more »

Goofs

In the lead in to this chapter play Phyllis Coates mentions Mato Grosso (which is a state in Brazil.) Since this picture takes place in "Africa" this is definitely an error in geography. See more »

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Edited into Dark Jungle Theater: Queen of the Amazon (2015) See more »

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Lydecker Serial Provides Guy Thrills & Irwin Allen Roots
4 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Despite the title, this is a guy show more than anything else, if I remember correctly, Panther Girl is the only girl in it, all the other characters, or cartoon figures, are male. There is no characterisation in the whole run of the serial, every word is spoken to advance the story, only in the final frame of the last chapter does someone make a jaw-dropping bit of non-plot driven talk. But that is not a negative comment on this serial.

I actually like the no non-sense way this serial, and other serials, present themselves (Irwin Allen's The Time Tunnel would later copy this all the way).

The claw monster in this serial was created by the Lydecker brothers, and one of the Lydeckers - Howard - would be associated (with LB Abbott) in the effects for TV's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea...a series that featured many miniature and full scale monsters, with or without a claw.

Panther Girl is a fine serial, and when seen in full on video in 1997 it was a knockout, but beware of repeat viewings, for some reason this serial does not go over too well when you look too close.


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