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Jungle Girl (1941)

Passed | | Adventure | 21 June 1941 (USA)
Dr. John Meredith has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith. With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ... See full summary »

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Ronald Davidson (original screenplay), Norman S. Hall (original screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frances Gifford ... Nyoka Meredith
Tom Neal ... Jack Stanton
Trevor Bardette ... Dr. John Meredith / Bradley Meredith
Gerald Mohr ... Slick Latimer
Eddie Acuff ... Curly Rogers
Frank Lackteen ... Shamba
Tommy Cook ... Kimbu
Robert Barron ... Bombo
Al Kikume ... Chief Lutembi [Chs. 1, 4-6]
Bud Geary ... Brock
Al Taylor ... Claggett
Joe McGuinn ... Ted Bone
Jerry Frank Jerry Frank ... The Lion Chief
Ken Terrell ... Mananga (as Kenneth Terrell)
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Storyline

Dr. John Meredith has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith. With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ability to cure the native ills has resulted in his virtual control of the Masamba tribes, who possess vast diamond mines coveted by a gang of crooks. They use Shamba, a witch doctor jealous of Dr. Meredith's influence over the tribe, to further their schemes. They lure Dr. Meredith away from the jungle, and he is murdered by "Slick" Latimer. The natives believe that a sacred amulet is the secret of Dr. Meredith's power, and Shamba attempts to kill Nyoka, Meredith's now-grown-up daughter, to obtain the amulet (which actually contains the secret to the entrance of the Caves of Nakros). Jack Stanton rescues her and assists her in her efforts to recover the amulet. Latimer works with Shamba, and with Bradley Meredith, who poses as his murdered-brother so successfully that even Nyoka does not realize the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Mistress of an empire of savages and beasts! See more »

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Rice Burrough's Jungle Girl See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chapter Titles: 1) Death by Voodoo, 2) Queen of Beasts, 3) River of Fire, 4) Treachery, 5) Jungle Vengeance, 6) Tribal Fury, 7) The Poison Dart, 8) Man Trap, 9) Treasure Tomb, 10) Jungle Killer, 11) Dangerous Secret, 12) Trapped, 13) Ambush, 14) Diamond Trail, 15) Flight to Freedom See more »

Goofs

Chapter Five: Kimbu's (Tommy Cook) makeup runs after being rescued from the river. See more »

Alternate Versions

The French version was presented in 2 parts (2 époques), Le Mystère du Temple Voodoo, and La Chasse aux Diamants, running at 90 minutes each. In this version all the Episodes' headers and summary of previous parts were deleted so the total running time of the original 15 Episodes would be longer. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Dick Cavett Show: Episode dated 9 March 1971 (1971) See more »

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Good stories need bad villains.
20 January 2005 | by graycekSee all my reviews

I was a grammar school student (grades 1-6) when this serial," Jungle Girl", was shown on Saturday afternoons in our neighborhood Fairfax Theater in Jacksonville, Florida. My friend Stewart and I loved this serial and we also were enthralled by the "The Batman" serial. A "Dick Tracy" serial was also shown around the same period. But Jungle Girl was the best of them all. Every adventure story needs a good villain and Slick Latimer, played by Gerald Mohr was outstanding. I never realized that he even had a first name until I saw the reviews here on IMDb. We kids just called him "Latimer" and we hated his guts. Each week for fifteen episodes this conniving snake would betray the beloved Nyoka and her friends Jack and Curley. Then the evil Latimer would slip us kids in the audience this sly smirk. It was a masterpiece of infuriation that made us so mad we were ready to chew the upholstery out of the arm rests. A few years ago I rented the original "Red Planet" movie which starred Gerald Mohr. After 50 years I had forgiven him. Well after all, he was now a good guy.


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