Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Lost Jungle is a feature-length version of the 12-episode Mascot serial of the same name. Legendary animal trainer Clyde Beatty plays himself, while Cecilia Parker portrays Beatty's screen sweetheart Ruth Robinson. When Ruth and her father are lost in the African jungle during a scientific expedition, Beatty goes to her rescue, flying to Africa via dirigible. The huge airship crashes in a hurricane, but Beatty survives and continues his desperate search. Upon finding Ruth, our hero gets mixed up with a group of bad guys in pursuit of hidden gold. Beatty manages to vanquish the villains and even battle a wild animal or two before the long-awaited happy ending. The Lost Jungle remained in reissue for years, thanks to the presence in the cast of 13-year-old Mickey Rooney. The film was also made available in a "hybrid" version consisting of a 73-minute feature and four 20-minute concluding chapters.
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