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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 »

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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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BOMBA'S TRAIL of TERROR IN THE PATH of the TRAMPLING DEATH! (original- 3-sheet poster) See more »

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12 June 1955 (USA)  »

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The final "Bomba" film is also one of the best...
1 April 2012 | by See 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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