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African Treasure (1952)

Passed | | Adventure | 10 July 1953 (Finland)
Bomba the Jungle Boy captures a pair of nefarious diamond smugglers.


Ford Beebe


Ford Beebe (original story), Ford Beebe (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Johnny Sheffield ... Bomba
Laurette Luez ... Lita Sebastian
Martin Garralaga ... Pedro Sebastian
Lyle Talbot ... Roy DeHaven - alias Pat Gilroy
Leonard Mudie ... Andy Barnes
Arthur Space ... Greg
Lane Bradford ... Hardy
Smoki Whitfield ... Eli (as Robert 'Smoki' Whitfield)
Kimbbo the Chimp Kimbbo the Chimp ... Bomba's Chimp


Andy Barnes gets word by short wave that two of the three geologists who passed through his district some weeks before were known diamond smugglers, and that nothing since has been heard of the trio. And he also learns that a hunter, Pat Gilroy , who has just arrived at the compound is really an escaped convict named Roy DeHaven. Bomba the Jungle Boy He is summoned via the jungle drum wireless-telegraph, and Barnes asks Bomba to locate Gatesby, the geologist who was with Greg and Hardy. Bomba finds the body of Gatesby but he also finds Lita Sebastian who is also out in the jungle looking for her father. Through the help of jungle drums and his animal friends, Bomba leads Lita to where her father, and a large number of natives, are being held as slaves by Greg and Hardy, who have found diamonds in the crater of an extinct volcano, known locally as The Mountain of Diamonds. Bomba has a lot of work to do before he can restore order to this jungle. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Jungle drums echo the dangers of ruthless fortune seekers! See more »




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Laurette Luez, who plays the sarong wearing Lita, was born in Hawaii and enjoyed a 20 year career as a supporting actress and pin-up girl, as famous for being a Hollywood socialite as she was for her acting career. She retired from the screen in the mid-50s, and died of "undisclosed causes" in 1999. See more »


When Bomba and the girl first see the mine a sluice is being used. The native is turning the water wheel the wrong way - hardly any water is coming out onto the sluice. See more »


Greg: Is this on the level - Is there really such a thing as a Jungle Boy?
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Followed by Bomba and the Jungle Girl (1952) See more »

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Jungle Boy Johnny Sheffield vs. diamond smugglers
4 June 2018 | by a_chinnSee all my reviews

Bomba the Jungle Boy is back again and in this film is stopping diamond smugglers who are posing as scientist. Ho hum. If you've seen one Bomnba film, you'd essentially seen them all. FUN FACT: The great Woody Strode makes an early film appearance here playing an uncredited native.

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Release Date:

10 July 1953 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Afrika√§ventyr See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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