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Jungle Girl (1941)

Passed | | Adventure | 21 June 1941 (USA)
Dr. John Meredith has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith. With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Nyoka Meredith
... Jack Stanton
... Dr. John Meredith / Bradley Meredith
... Slick Latimer
... Curly Rogers
... Shamba
... Kimbu
... Bombo
... Chief Lutembi [Chs. 1, 4-6]
... Brock
... Claggett
... Ted Bone
Jerry Frank ... The Lion Chief
... Mananga (as Kenneth Terrell)
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Dr. John Meredith has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith. With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ability to cure the native ills has resulted in his virtual control of the Masamba tribes, who possess vast diamond mines coveted by a gang of crooks. They use Shamba, a witch doctor jealous of Dr. Meredith's influence over the tribe, to further their schemes. They lure Dr. Meredith away from the jungle, and he is murdered by "Slick" Latimer. The natives believe that a sacred amulet is the secret of Dr. Meredith's power, and Shamba attempts to kill Nyoka, Meredith's now-grown-up daughter, to obtain the amulet (which actually contains the secret to the entrance of the Caves of Nakros). Jack Stanton rescues her and assists her in her efforts to recover the amulet. Latimer works with Shamba, and with Bradley Meredith, who poses as his murdered-brother so successfully that even Nyoka does not realize the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A JUNGLE PRINCESS RULES THE WILDS OF AN UNTAMED AFRICAN EMPIRE! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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21 June 1941 (USA)  »

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Edgar Rice Burrough's Jungle Girl  »

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(2 parts)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Footage from this chapter play was heavily used in the 1955 Republic serial Panther Girl of the Kongo (1955). See more »

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Foremost "native" drummer in opening credits has an vaccination scar on left arm. See more »

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Referenced in The Dick Cavett Show: Episode dated 9 March 1971 (1971) See more »

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4 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

When the directing team of Witney and English names appeared in the credits, the viewer could be assured of a superior serial.Jungle Girl fills the bill.Francis Gifford is perfect as Nyoka. Tom Neal and Eddie Acuff share the hero honors and Gerald Mohr as the chief bad guy. Trevor Bardette plays a dual roll of Nyokas father and twin brother. The quest for treasure is the main theme. Early on, Mohr kills Bardette

and replaces him with the brother also played by Bardette. It takes fifteen chapters of great cliff hangers before Bardette and Mohr are brought to justice. Exciting score and production values make Jungle Girl a superior Republic serial. Stunt work by David Sharpe and other stunt team members, keep the action moving at a fever pitch.Ten big stars !


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