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Elephant Stampede (1951)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 28 October 1951 (USA)
Elephant poachers Joe Collins and Bob Warren plan to steal a load of ivory which the natives want to give to the missionary, Miss Banks, but Bomba the Jungle Boy calls on friendly elephants to trample them to death.

Director:

Ford Beebe

Writers:

Roy Rockwood (character creator), Ford Beebe (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnny Sheffield ... Bomba
Donna Martell ... Lola
John Kellogg ... Bob Warren
Myron Healey ... Joe Collins
Edith Evanson Edith Evanson ... Miss Banks
Leonard Mudie ... Andy Barnes
Martin Wilkins Martin Wilkins ... Chief Nagalia
Guy Kingsford Guy Kingsford ... Mark Phillips
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Storyline

Opens in a jungle village where a white woman,Miss Banks, is teaching the natives English in a makeshift classroom and her aide, Lola, is teaching a white boy, Bomba the Jungle Boy, the alphabet in an adjacent makeshift jungle. This paradise is soon lost when a couple of white hunters invade the area, an elephant sanctuary, with the intentions of killing a lot of elephants for their highly-profitable tusks. Their first order of business is to kill their guide and then go after the elephants. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bomba and the Elephant Stampede See more »

Company Credits

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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Trivia

Asian Elephants were used-because African Elephants are hard to train.Larger ears were attached to the Asian Elephants to hide the fact See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in Africa, but all of the elephants, except those seen in brief snippets of archive footage, are Indian, not African; in some of the sequences, obviously lifted out of previous films, large, artificial ears have been attached to the Indian elephants to make them look more like their African cousins, but the results are nothing more than ludicrous. See more »

Quotes

Joe Collins: [referring to Bomba] He's tough, Bob. You'll never get anything out of him.
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Connections

Followed by The Golden Idol (1954) See more »

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"I see I have taught you the meaning of the new little word -- jealousy."
6 June 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

The sixth Bomba movie starring Johnny Sheffield has Bomba learning to read from beautiful Lola (Donna Martell). Lola is interested in Bomba for more than his mind but, as was the case in most of these movies, Bomba will have none of that. So, to make him jealous, Lola starts flirting with one of two ivory poachers. Bomba doesn't care about the flirting but he does care about the poaching. So he steps in to put a stop to them killing his elephant friends.

No doubt some modern viewers will read some unintended subtext into the fact that Bomba was often uninterested in the attractive women throwing themselves at him in these movies. I think the real reason was the makers of these movies were aiming them at little boys who didn't like 'mushy stuff,' as well as the comic value that comes from some of these situations. Anyway, the series really needed a Jane like Tarzan had. It's unfortunate they didn't see it that way but that's just one of the many reasons this series never rises above middling juvenile entertainment. This entry is par for the course with the usual rear projection effects and stock footage but there is a nice supporting cast, which helps.


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