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Jungle Mystery (1932)

In Africa, two hunters meet a girl and her father who are searching for her lost brother. Their search is complicated by rival hunters who are after ivory and by a tribe of hostile natives.


Ray Taylor


Talbot Mundy (based on the story by "The Ivory Trail"), Ella O'Neill (screenplay) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview:
Tom Tyler ... Kirk Montgomery
Noah Beery Jr. ... Fred Oakes
Cecilia Parker ... Barbara Morgan
William Desmond ... John Morgan
Philo McCullough ... George Coutlass
Carmelita Geraghty ... Belle Waldron
James A. Marcus James A. Marcus ... Boris Shillov (as James Marcus)
Anders Van Haden Anders Van Haden ... Comrade Krotsky
Frank Lackteen ... Kazimoto
Peggy Watts Peggy Watts ... Azu
Sam Baker Sam Baker ... Zungu
Onslow Stevens ... Jack Morgan (Chapter 12)
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While hunting in Africa, American Kirk Montgomery (Tom Tyler) and his friend Fred Oakes ('Noah Beery Jr')encounter Shillow (Philo McCullough), a rival hunter who is searching for a vast store of ivory. Kirk and Fred meet Barbara Morgan ('Cecilia Parker' and her father (William Desmond)who are seeking her missing brother, Tom Morgan (Onslow Stevens). They all team up. Shillow and his gang, which includes Belle Waldron (Carmelita Geraghty), a treacherous adventuress, do their best to obstruct and discourage the Morgan party. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Although long believed to be lost, both the 12-chapter serial and the 75-minute feature version do survive and were preserved by Universal in 2015. The serial was shown in its entirety at Cinecon 2016. See more »

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There's one copy out there somewhere!
10 May 2008 | by nagaijin98See all my reviews

Although various sources claim that this serial is "lost", I clearly remember watching all 12 episodes on Sunday morning television, c. 1981, on the Halifax, Nova Scotia, affiliate of CBC. The serials they showed might have belonged to a local collector, so there might be a copy out there somewhere. Even as a kid, I realized that it was a pretty creaky story and the portrayal of black Africans was pathetic even by 1930s standards. What also stuck in my head at the time was that the young hot-headed nephew (?) in the story was Noah Beery,Jr, who, c. 1981, was still popular as Jim Rockford's father in the Rockford Files.

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Release Date:

12 September 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elfenbens-Jägarna See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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(12 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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