Hunting guides have kidnapped David and will force him to lead them to a lost city hidden in the center of an active volcano. Bomba the Jungle Boy arrives to rescue David just as the volcano is about to erupt.Written by
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Elena Verdugo, who plays little David's nanny Nona, would later become well-known for playing Consuelo opposite Robert Young in ABC's long-running medical drama Marcus Welby, MD ( for which Verdugo was an Emmy nominee). See more »
When Bomba teaches David how swing on the vine, they push off from the tree limb with David on the left and Bomba to his right. However, when the camera angle changes to a closeup of both swinging side-by-side, David is now on the right of Bomba. In this view, it would have meant that they tangled their vines and physically could not have swung together. See more »
Daniel. 'Fraid we can't reach the station tonight. The sun's going down. Tell the men to make camp.
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"I won't have my son grow up to be some sort of ape man!"
The third entry in Monogram's Bomba series starring Johnny Sheffield has our monosyllabic hero befriending the son of an animal trapper. The boy's parents (Donald Woods, Marjorie Lord) believe Bomba is the boy's imaginary friend. When some bad men try to force the boy to take them to the ruins of a lost city near an active volcano, Bomba comes to the rescue.
Child actor Tommy Ivo plays the boy who idolizes Bomba and gives the corniest 'aw-shucks' performance this side of Timmy from the Lassie TV show. Donald Woods is his usual stiff self. Pretty Marjorie Lord and Elena Verdugo represent the fairer sex in this one, for better or worse. Bomba really needed a regular cast of characters like Tarzan had. The lack of one hurts the series, I think. This has the expected amounts of stock footage and rear projection effects all of the Bomba movies have. The climax goes on way too long. It's a decent B jungle adventure picture but nothing remarkable. Which is par for the course with this series. Might play better for the kiddos. But watch out for that python scene!
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