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Forbidden Jungle (1950)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 2 March 1950 (USA)
A hunter is hired to take an expedition deep into the African jungle to search for a white boy lost in a plane crash years before, and who has been rumored to be living among the wild animals.

Director:

Robert Emmett Tansey (as Robert Tansey)

Writers:

Frances Kavanaugh (story), Frances Kavanaugh (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Don C. Harvey ... Tom Burton (as Don Harvey)
Forrest Taylor ... Trader Kirk
Alyce Louis ... Nita
Robert Cabal ... Tawa
Tamba ... Tamba - the Chimp
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Storyline

Tom Burton, a great-white-hunter and safari leader, is hired to search the African jungle for a long-lost white boy now believed to be living with the wild animals. Eventually, and with many stock-footage adventures, he succeeds in his mission, but realizes it would be cruel to take the boy from the jungle that has now become his home. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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STARTLING! SENSATIONAL! SHOCKING! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Action | Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1950 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Tom Burton: At last I was coming to my destination. My mission was strange for me. Most of my life had been spent hunting wild animals. Suddenly I found myself hunting for a human being - a boy - a boy of the jungle. My only clue: a rumor that had traveled thousands of miles. A rumor that persisted in spite of scoffing and ridicule. But there I was, the best animal hunter from America, hunting a boy. I felt I couldn't complain - I was being paid very well. And after all, money was the only ...
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Pulp jungle tale
4 June 2019 | by ralphv1See all my reviews

A straightforward and honest translation to the screen of the sort of story popular in the jungle-themed pulp magazines of the Thirties and Forties, a spin off of the Tarzan craze that started during the Great War with the publication of ERB's famous book. I'm that context, this film is well done and entertaining, though by modern standards it is terribly dated in terms of acting and production.


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