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Sabaka (1954)

Approved | | Adventure | 2 February 1955 (USA)
In India, a young elephant trainer vows revenge against the cult that killed his family and, when the local Maharajah refuses to help, sets out alone to battle his enemy.

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Cast overview:
Nino Marcel ...
Gunga Ram
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Gen. Pollegar
Lou Krugman ...
Maharajah of Bakore
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Sir Cedric
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Marku Ponjoy - High Priestess of Sabaka
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Damji
Lisa Howard ...
Indria
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Taru
Paul Marion ...
Kumar
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Rama
Louis Merrill ...
Koobah (as Lou Merrill)
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K.K. Sinha ...
Fire Dancer
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Gunga Ram, a young elephant trainer, swears vengeance on the killers of his sister Indria and her husband on the orders of the religious fire-cult leaders, the High Priestess and Ashok. The Maharajah of Bakore disbelieves him and Gunga Ram is also opposed by the Maharajah's General Pollegar. Gunga Ram sets out to expose and destroy the fire shrine of Sabaka. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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27 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

SABAKA appears to be a feature version of the "Gunga" adventures that were featured on a children's show, hosted first by Ed McConnell and later by Andy Devine. I am only familiar with the Devine episodes, which were called ANDY'S GANG. Devine took over in 1955 after the death of McConnell, who had created the show for radio in the late 40s and brought it to TV.

The show is best remembered for its puppet characters, especially Froggy the Gremlin. But each episode began with the host cracking a fat book to read stories of the adventures of "Gunga, the East Indian Elephant Boy." A ten- or fifteen-minute filmed drama ensued, featuring a lot of Indian location footage.

Nino Marcel, Vito Scoti, and Lou Krugman appeared in the same roles listed for SABAKA. Closing credits for the ANDY'S GANG (which is available on EBay etc) list Frank Ferrin as producer.


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