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Jungle Drums (1943)

Superman vs. a secret Nazi outpost disguised as a jungle temple.

Directors:

Dan Gordon, Orestes Calpini (uncredited)

Writers:

Joe Shuster (comic strip created by: Superman), Jerry Siegel (comic strip created by: Superman) (as Jerome Siegel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ... Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ... Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Lt. Fleming / First Pilot (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa Julian Noa ... German Commander (voice) (uncredited)
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A jungle temple with hooded priest is really a Nazi military base which downs a plane bearing Lois Lane and some secret plans. Can Superman save her from human sacrifice? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tambores de la jungla See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Voices: Up in the sky, look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!
Narrator: Faster than a streak of lightning! More powerful than the pounding surf! Mightier than a roaring hurricane! This amazing stranger from the planet Krypton, The Man of Steel: Superman! Possessing remarkable physical strength, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice, disguised as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, Clark Kent.
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Another WWII Superman cartoon
11 March 2005 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

For reasons never explained Lois Lane is flying with some man over a jungle with top secret American war secrets. Unknown to them the Nazis have taken over the native tribe in the jungle (for some reason the Nazis dress like the Ku Klux Klan!). They shot down the plane--the man dies but Lois lives--she hides the plans and is captured. The Nazis threaten to torture her but she won't tell them a thing. So they decide to have the natives burn her at a stake (!!!). Will Superman find her in time to save her.

Vague story and plot loopholes galore mar this cartoon. But it is VERY colorful with the expected great animation. Also there are some real surreal scenes when Lois is being burned. It's worth seeing just for that. I give this a 7.


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