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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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Ronald Davidson (original screenplay), Norman S. Hall (original screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frances Gifford ... Nyoka Meredith
Tom Neal ... Jack Stanton
Trevor Bardette ... Dr. John Meredith / Bradley Meredith
Gerald Mohr ... Slick Latimer
Eddie Acuff ... Curly Rogers
Frank Lackteen ... Shamba
Tommy Cook ... Kimbu
Robert Barron ... Bombo
Al Kikume ... Chief Lutembi [Chs. 1, 4-6]
Bud Geary ... Brock
Al Taylor ... Claggett
Joe McGuinn ... Ted Bone
Jerry Frank Jerry Frank ... The Lion Chief
Ken Terrell ... 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Rice Burrough's Jungle Girl See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chapter Titles: 1) Death by Voodoo, 2) Queen of Beasts, 3) River of Fire, 4) Treachery, 5) Jungle Vengeance, 6) Tribal Fury, 7) The Poison Dart, 8) Man Trap, 9) Treasure Tomb, 10) Jungle Killer, 11) Dangerous Secret, 12) Trapped, 13) Ambush, 14) Diamond Trail, 15) Flight to Freedom See more »

Goofs

Chapter Five: Kimbu's (Tommy Cook) makeup runs after being rescued from the river. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Liberty Video version is mastered from an original UK release print, which contains minor editing of shots deemed to contain excess violence (e.g. in final episode, where two villains are brought down by native spears, the portion of each shot showing each falling over with a spear protruding from his back has been excised); as well as the British Censor's certification at the beginning of each episode, and the British distributor's name superimposed under the Republic logo. See more »

Connections

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

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4 May 2017 | by tomwalSee 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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