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Adventures of Captain Africa, Mighty Jungle Avenger! (1955)

Approved | | Adventure | 9 June 1955 (USA)
Trapper Nat Coleman and government agent Ted Arnold come upon a plot to take over an African nation. Its leader, Caliph Abdul el Hamid, has been exiled from his country and replaced by a ... See full summary »


Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer G. Bennet)


George H. Plympton (screenplay), George H. Plympton (story)




Cast overview:
John Hart ... Captain Africa
Rick Vallin ... Ted Arnold
Ben Welden ... Omar
June Howard June Howard ... Princess Rhoda
Bud Osborne ... Nat Coleman
Paul Marion Paul Marion ... Abdul el Hamid
Lee Roberts ... Boris - Henchman
Terry Frost ... Greg - Henchman
Edward Coch Edward Coch ... Balu (as Ed Coch)
Michael Fox ... Prime Minister


Trapper Nat Coleman and government agent Ted Arnold come upon a plot to take over an African nation. Its leader, Caliph Abdul el Hamid, has been exiled from his country and replaced by a look-alike usurper allied with an unnamed foreign power. The Caliph intends to return but enemy agents Boris and Greg are out to stop him. Captain Africa a masked jungle lord, appears occasionally to aid Nat and Ted. Written by GusF

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Release Date:

9 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitão África See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Mystery Man of the Jungle!
  • 2. Captain Africa to the Rescue!
  • 3. Midnight Attack!
  • 4. Into the Crocodile Pit!
  • 5. Jungle War Drums!
  • 6. Slave Traders!
  • 7. Saved by Captain Africa!
  • 8. The Bridge in the Sky!
  • 9. Blasted by Captain Africa!
  • 10. The Vanishing Princess!
  • 11. The Tunnel of Terror!
  • 12. Fangs of the Beast!
  • 13. Renegades at Bay!
  • 14. Captain Africa and the Wolf Dog!
  • 15. Captain Africa's Final Move!
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Michael Fox doesn't appear throughout the entire serial and yet he's mentioned in the credits as the prime minister. See more »


Features The Phantom (1943) See more »

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Brilliant for kids !!
25 July 2003 | by bob-97See all my reviews

I have only seen this series once - for 15 (I think) consecutive Saturday mornings in an English cinema back in the 1950s.

I absolutely loved it!!

The cliffhanging endings fired my imagination. One that particularly impressed me was the one in which Captain Africa was lying senseless under a descending portcullis which was threatening to impale him. I could hardly bear to wait the seven days until the next episode to see whether (or rather, how) he would escape from that one!!

I also developed a great longing to own a pith helmet - an ambition sadly unfulfilled to this day!

At the time I was not aware that this serial took footage from other, more illustrious, features (as a reviewer here suggests). But from my childish perspective it was a terrific series and thoroughly entertaining. I would love to see it again.

Best wishes to John Hart (still with us in 2003) and any other survivors of the series.


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