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The Lost Jungle (1934)

Passed | | Adventure | 13 June 1934 (USA)
Feature version of the 1934 Mascot serial "The Lost Jungle."
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Clyde Beatty ... Clyde Beatty (archive footage)
Cecilia Parker ... Ruth Robinson (archive footage)
Syd Saylor ... Larry Henderson (archive footage)
Warner Richmond ... Sharkey (archive footage)
Edward LeSaint ... Capt. Robinson (archive footage)
Wheeler Oakman ... Kirby (Mary R Mate) (archive footage)
Lew Meehan ... Flynn (Mary R Crewman) (archive footage) (as Lou Meehan)
Max Wagner ... Slade (Mary R Crewman) (archive footage)
Wes Warner Wes Warner ... Jackman (Mary R Crewman) (archive footage)
Harry Holman ... Maitland (archive footage)
Crauford Kent ... Prof. Livingston (archive footage)
The Hagenbeck-Wallace Animals The Hagenbeck-Wallace Animals ... Circus / Jungle Animals (archive footage)
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Sharkey, animal handler for the Maitland Circus, is jealous of the success of star animal trainer Clyde Beatty - murderously so, as he has once surreptitiously permitted a hungry lion to be prematurely freed in a cage with Clyde, who escapes being mauled by the skin of his teeth. Far different is his relationship to Ruth Robinson, who is madly in love with him. But just as Clyde is blind to Sharkey's treachery, so he seems dulled to Ruth's feelings for him. When her father, a sea captain, prepares to set sail, he obliges Ruth to come with him if she cannot get an honorable marriage proposal from Clyde; and he is too busy thinking about his animals to notice what she is saying... Written by Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net>

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English

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13 June 1934 (USA) See more »

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A Floresta Perdida See more »

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Mascot Pictures See more »
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Mono (International Sound Recording Company)

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1.37 : 1
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Lions and Tigers and Beatty, oh my
1 January 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Even today with Siegfried and Roy and their glitzy Vegas style wild animal taming act, the guy whose name is forever associated as the best in that profession is still Clyde Beatty. As an actor however Clyde was a great lion tamer. Still this feature version of the Mascot serial The Lost Jungle does give Beatty's legion of fans an opportunity to see him work the big cats.

Like Sonja Henie, Beatty made his money and reputation in his field and just saw movies as a way of gaining publicity for his circus and he owned and was the feature attraction of his own circus, in the same way that Henie just used her 20th Century Fox films to publicize her ice show. Of course there's light years difference between working for 20th Century Fox and Mascot Pictures.

The condensed feature film has a whole lot of things that any serial would have, lost island, lost treasure on same, a dirigible with Beatty and sidekick Syd Saylor on board, a shipwreck with Beatty's girl friend Cecilia Parker on it. Plus lots of encounters with lions and tigers who are on this mysterious lost island of Kumar in the Indian ocean which has animals native to both Africa and Asia. It even has a young Mickey Rooney at the beginning of the film as a kid going to Beatty's circus.

It's not much of a film, but it is a chance to see Clyde Beatty who was the very best at what he did.


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