Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land (1952)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Jungle Film  |   Release Date - Mar 17, 1952 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This 1952 programmer was the eighth entry in Columbia's profitable "Jungle Jim" series. Johnny Weissmuller, as ever, stars as pith-helmeted Jungle Jim, who this time must grapple with an avaricious ivory hunter. And that's not all: Jungle Jim is confronted by a legendary "giant man," actually a clever hoax cooked up by a tribe of mercenary natives to drive district commissioner Kingston (Lester Matthews) out of office. Columbia contractees Angela Greene and Jean Willes competently share the leading-lady chores. Fans of the "Jungle Jim" series were immensely satisfied by Forbidden Land, else why would Columbia turn out seven additional entries over the next three years?

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anthropology, attack, bureaucracy, chimpanzee, commissioner, daughter, expedition, forbidden, giant, hippopotamus, jungle, land, panther, rescue, scientist, search, taboo, landing [plane]