Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Animal trainer/circus impresario Clyde Beatty stars in this Lippert Studios adventure quickie. Beatty heads to Africa (courtesy of stock footage and a process screen) to capture a few Nubian lions. He runs up against white hunters who wish to kill rather than tame these proud beasts. Beatty is aided in his "humanitarian" mission by Phyllis Coates, the erstwhile "Lois Lane" of the early Superman episodes who later returned to the back-lot wilderness for the Republic serial Jungle Drums of Africa (1953). Running slightly less than an hour Perils of the Jungle looks suspiciously like two half-hour TV pilots strung together.
big-game, dare, hunting, jungle, lion, man-eater, search