Bomba the Jungle Boy (1949)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Jungle Film  |   Release Date - Mar 20, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Inspired by the adventure-book series by Roy Rockwood, Monogram's Bomba the Jungle Boy was the first of a series of twelve "Bomba" pictures. Johnny Sheffield, formerly "Boy" in the Tarzan pictures, stars as Bomba. Another former child performer, Peggy Ann Garner, co-stars as Pat Harland, who with her father George (Onslow Stevens) has arrived in Africa on a photographic expedition. Bomba ends up rescuing Pat from a wide variety of jungle villains. Much of the film is built around stock footage from a 1930 documentary, Africa Speaks. Economically produced, Bomba the Jungle Boy proved a profitable beginning for one of Monogram's most successful series.

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animal, daughter, disease, encounter, fire, help, how-to, journey, jungle, lost, meeting, plague, safari, survivor