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The Lost Volcano (1950)

Approved | | Adventure | 25 June 1950 (USA)
When a young boy is kidnapped by hunters who believe he knows the location of a great treasure, Bomba the Jungle Boy seeks to rescue him from them and from a volcano which is about to erupt.

Director:

Ford Beebe

Writers:

Roy Rockwood (based on the character created by), Jack DeWitt (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnny Sheffield ... Bomba
Donald Woods ... Paul Gordon
Marjorie Lord ... Ruth Gordon
John Ridgely ... Fred Barton
Tommy Ivo ... David Gordon
Elena Verdugo ... Nona
Don C. Harvey ... Fred Higgins (as Don Harvey)
Grandon Rhodes ... Dr. Charles Langley
Robert Lewis Robert Lewis ... Daniel
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Storyline

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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Flaming river of death traps doomed safari on threshhold of ancient lost city of gold! See more »

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bagliori sulla giungla See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paul Gordon: Daniel. 'Fraid we can't reach the station tonight. The sun's going down. Tell the men to make camp.
Daniel: Yes, Bwana.
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Followed by The Lion Hunters (1951) See more »

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A quite rare, enjoyable movie
18 March 2002 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

I recently obtained a copy of The Lost Volcano, which is a quite hard to find movie.

This is one of a dozen Bomba the Jungle Boy movies starring Johnny Sheffield after he finished playing Boy in the Tarzan movies.

The movie was quite enjoyable considering the low budget with Johnny playing a much younger version of Tarzan. His language is similar to Tarzan's too. This movies gets better as it moves along and the best part of the movie is the impressive eruption at the end. This is actually stock footage from One Million BC (1940), although we don't see any monsters from this movie. This is the second time Johnny Sheffield has encounted footage from One Million BC, as he encounted some of its monsters in Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943).

I enjoyed this movie a lot and is worth seeing if you get the chance, as it is quite rare.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.


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