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Safari Drums (1953)

Approved | | Adventure | 21 June 1953 (USA)
A bunch of movie makers arrive in Africa to make a film about jungle wildlife. One of their party kills a geologist and Bomba the Jungle Boy must find out whodunnit. He does, while helping ... See full summary »

Director:

Ford Beebe

Writers:

Ford Beebe, Roy Rockwood (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnny Sheffield ... Bomba (as John Sheffield)
Douglas Kennedy ... Brad Morton
Barbara Bestar ... Peg Jethrow
Emory Parnell ... Larry Conrad
Paul Marion Paul Marion ... Steve
Leonard Mudie ... Deputy Commissioner Barnes
Smoki Whitfield ... Eli
Russ Conway ... Sgt. Collins
Carleton Young ... Colin
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Storyline

A bunch of movie makers arrive in Africa to make a film about jungle wildlife. One of their party kills a geologist and Bomba the Jungle Boy must find out whodunnit. He does, while helping them complete their movie. A lion finishes off the culprit. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Adventure

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Trivia

Acknowledging that the star of this series was reaching adulthood, Sheffield is billed here as "John" rather than "Johnny." See more »

Goofs

While older vehicles may have had a keyed ignition switch, all it did was provide a completed circuit. The starter switch was mounted in the floorboard and operated by foot. See more »

Quotes

Peg Jethrow: [Watching slow motion footage of a herd of giraffes running] Why, it's beautiful... sort of a jungle ballet!
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Connections

Followed by The Golden Idol (1954) See more »

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Lax African adventure...
28 January 2012 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Bomba the Jungle Boy smells a rat when a rifle-happy team of filmmakers invades the African jungle to shoot a moving picture--and, Bomba fears, to shoot innocent wildlife as well. Turns out one member of the nefarious troupe has robbed a local guide of his diamonds and killed him, so a drum warning is played for Bomba to keep the unit preoccupied until the police arrive. Thoroughly routine low-budget adventure, the first "Bomba" episode to bear the Allied Artists distribution logo, is sluggishly-paced, with much of the action taking place via stock footage. Johnny Sheffield's Bomba wrestles (clumsily) with a panther and a lion, while the requisite 'pretty girl' (Barbara Bestar) wrestles with the hokey dialogue. *1/2 from ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bomba - Rache im Dschungel See more »

Company Credits

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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