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Forbidden Jungle (1950)

A hunter is hired to take an expedition deep into the African jungle to search for a white boy lost in a plane crash years before, and who has been rumored to be living among the wild animals.


Robert Emmett Tansey (as Robert Tansey)


Frances Kavanaugh (story), Frances Kavanaugh (screenplay)

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Complete credited cast:
Don C. Harvey ... Tom Burton (as Don Harvey)
Forrest Taylor ... Trader Kirk
Alyce Lewis ... Nita (as Alyce Louis)
Robert Cabal ... Tawa
Tamba ... Tamba, the Chimp


Tom Burton, a great-white-hunter and safari leader, is hired to search the African jungle for a long-lost white boy now believed to be living with the wild animals. Eventually, and with many stock-footage adventures, he succeeds in his mission, but realizes it would be cruel to take the boy from the jungle that has now become his home. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

2 March 1950 (USA) See more »

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Jack Schwarz Productions See more »
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1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Tom Burton: At last I was coming to my destination. My mission was strange for me. Most of my life had been spent hunting wild animals. Suddenly I found myself hunting for a human being - a boy - a boy of the jungle. My only clue: a rumor that had traveled thousands of miles. A rumor that persisted in spite of scoffing and ridicule. But there I was, the best animal hunter from America, hunting a boy. I felt I couldn't complain - I was being paid very well. And after all, money was the only ...
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11 February 2007 | by moyconSee all my reviews

Tom Burton is a slightly paunchy, often sweaty, baby faced "world's greatest animal hunter" who goes off to a closed stage dressed to look some what like a jungle and inhabited by circus animals and stock footage is searching for a very scrawny, greasy haired ,long lost jungle boy rumored to have been raised by the beasts of the jungle so he can collect his massive reward!! After all, as Tom always says, money is the most important thing in his life. Watch this movie to find out if it in fact is! I gave this flick 6 growls out of 10. It's definitely not the best of it's type but good for a few laughs at least.

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