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Lord of the Jungle (1955)

Not Rated | | Adventure | 12 June 1955 (USA)
Mona Andrews arrives by plane in Laghaso Station, Africa, to visit her uncle, Commissioner Andy Barnes, just as three elephant hunters, Jeff Woode, Paul Gavin and Kenny Balou, set out under... See full summary »

Director:

Ford Beebe

Writers:

Roy Rockwood (character), Ford Beebe
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnny Sheffield ... Bomba
Wayne Morris ... Jeff Wood
Nancy Hale Nancy Hale ... Mona Andrews
Paul Picerni ... Paul Cabot
William Phipps ... Kenny Balou (as Bill Phipps)
Leonard Mudie ... Commissioner Andy Barnes
Smoki Whitfield Smoki Whitfield ... Eli
James Adamson James Adamson ... Elisha
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Mona Andrews arrives by plane in Laghaso Station, Africa, to visit her uncle, Commissioner Andy Barnes, just as three elephant hunters, Jeff Woode, Paul Gavin and Kenny Balou, set out under orders from the district governor to exterminate a herd of elephants that has been terrorizing native villages. Bomba is appalled by this as the elephants are his friends and he knows they are being led by one rogue bull. He is willing to have the rogue bull killed but not the others. The three hunters, evidently paid by the head, seize Bomba, tie him and leave him guarded by two natives, Eli and Molu. Mona helps Bomba escape and he locates the herd and arranges for the rogue elephant to be killed by Barnes as, despite reports elsewhere to the contrary, Bomba kills no elephants before, during or after their time. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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KILLER ROGUE ON TRAIL OF BOMBA! (original poster) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bomba, o theos tis zouglas See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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For the original film in this franchise, 1949's Bomba the Jungle Boy, a second unit filmed about a dozen versions of star Johnny Sheffield swinging through the jungle on various vines. Those 12 takes were then spliced into each of the succeeding Bomba movies, saving Poverty Row studio Monogram Pictures untold thousands in production costs. See more »

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The final "Bomba" film is also one of the best...
1 April 2012 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Good clean fun. Johnny Sheffield retired his loincloth and vine rope with this twelfth and final entry in the "Bomba" series, started in 1949 by writer-producer-director Ford Beebe and Monogram Pictures (by now transformed into Allied Artists). It was appropriately timed, of course, as Sheffield no longer looks like a Jungle Boy, apt to running away from the girls after a chaste kiss. Here, Bomba attempts to stop elephant hunters sent by the government to kill a wild herd, convinced that one rogue pachyderm is responsible for leading the others astray. Beebe's method of inter-cutting stock wildlife footage with the African-set adventures usually results in a visual hodgepodge; with "Lord", however, the editing is pretty sharp, particularly during the exciting climax. Bomba and a stubborn young woman from London became fast friends (complete with a romantic moonlight smooch), though he ends up aiding her in a reconciliation with her bleeding-heart fiancé and walks away with his standard friendly wave. Amusingly, no female was ever able to topple this lord of the jungle! **1/2 from ****


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