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Cannibal Attack (1954)

Approved | | Adventure | 1 November 1954 (USA)
Johnny Weissmuller fights enemy agents who are trying to steal cobalt while disguised as crocodiles.


Lee Sholem


Carroll Young (original story), Carroll Young (screenplay)


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Complete credited cast:
Johnny Weissmuller ... Johnny Weissmuller
Judy Walsh ... Luora
David Bruce ... Arnold King
Bruce Cowling ... Rovak
Charles Evans ... Commissioner
Steve Darrell ... John King (as Stevan Darrell)
Joseph Allen Joseph Allen ... Jason (as Joseph A. Allen Jr.)


Johnny Weissmuller is called in by the government to investigate thefts of cobalt from a jungle mine owned by John King and his ward, Luora. He discovers natives led by King and Luora, who are selling the cobalt to a foreign government, are responsible. John's brother, Arnold King and Johnny are captured and doomed by the natives... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

1 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De bedreiging van de kannibalen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Follows Jungle Jim (1937) See more »

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This was not a Jungle Jim film.
6 December 2006 | by horn-5See all my reviews

In 1948, Johnny Weissmuller was signed by Columbia Pictures to make a series of films starring him as "Jungle Jim," the character originated(in 1934) and drawn (through the 30s and early-40s) by Alex Raymond but owned outright by King Features Syndicate.

From 1948 into 1954, Columbia house-producer Sam Katzman made 15 films starring Weissmuller as "Jungle Jim" Bradley, while Columbia paid royalties to the King Features Syndicate (owner of the comic script)for the use of the character. Universal Pictures Corporation, via their in-house Adventure Serials Inc., setup produced a 12-chapter serial featuring the character in 1937.

Columbia Pictures Corporation, with Sam Katzman as the producer made the following 15 "Jungle Jim" films, starring Johnny Weissmuller: "Jungle Jim (1948); "The Lost Tribe" (1949); "Captive Girl" and "Pygmy Island" (1950);"Fury of the Congo" and "Jungle Manhunt" (1951); :Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land," "Voodoo Tiger" and "Savage Mutiny" (1952); "Valley of the Headhunters" and "Killer Ape (1953)and the last "Jungle Jim" film in the series, "Jungle Man-Eaters" in 1954.

Following "Jungle Man-Eaters" Columbia chose not to renew their rights to the "Jungle Jim" character, but still had Weissmuller on a contract that had three films to go. Ipso facto, make three more films exactly like the previous 15 "Jungle Jim" films but have Johnny Weissmuller playing a character named "Johnny Weissmuller." And those three non-Jungle Jim films starring Johnny Weissmuller (playing a character named "Johnny Weissmuller") were: "Cannibal Attack" (1954) and "Jungle Moon-Men" and "Devil Goddess" in 1955.

And, no Izzy the Himself-Role Names Lover, Johnny Weissmuller did not play HIMSELF in those three films.

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