An expedition discovers blonde 16 year-old Liane venerated by the native tribe in the African jungle and returns her to Hamburg where she is welcomed by her grandfather, ship tycoon Von ... See full summary »
A white gorilla is snubbed by black gorillas because he is the wrong color. Cut off from his tribe he becomes lonely and angry. After troubling hunters and natives, the white gorilla fights... See full summary »
Harry L. Fraser
George J. Lewis
Nona Brooks, former member of a stranded theatrical troupe, earns a temporary living singing in a café in Duakwa, British Rhodesia, Africa. The café owner is secretly in league with two ... See full summary »
John 'Dusty' King,
Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly mad scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs spinal fluid from a human to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »
The daughter of Sir Donovan is believed dead with her mother and other relatives in a plane crash in the African jungle. Fifteen years later, vague reports arrive in Europe that a Kenyan tribe has elected a white woman as their queen, Tarzana (meaning 'strange woman' in Bantu), and Sir Donovan wants to believe she is his daughter.
This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-46. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. Its earliest documented telecast in the New York City area, according to modern research, occurred 30 August 1950 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »
African explorer Jim Franklin is hired by perpetual drunkard and eccentric millionaire Amos P. Stitch on a whim, to capture animals to stock a private zoo on his Westchester estate. On the way to Africa they pick up a London cabbie and his cab to drive Stitch on the safari, and in Africa they hire Alex Bernouth, a German jungle guide, and Oscar, a Harlemite who wants to get back to New York.
Their expedition is observed by The White Goddess, a white jungle girl who warns the animals against being captured and releases the animals they do capture. They catch her by luring her with a shiny object -- a hand mirror -- and the expected complications ensue. Meanwhile, Stitch conducts an experiment with an imported white mouse to see whether elephants in the wild are really afraid of mice.
Low-budget writer, director, and producer Harry L. Fraser worked on a number of similar jungle, gorilla, and white-orphans-raised-by-animals pictures from the 1920's through the 1940's, but none of the others had Rochelle Hudson swinging from vines. This may have been a cut-rate, opposite-sex version of Tarzan the Ape Man, which was made the same year, but it's fun on its own terms.
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