Valley of Head Hunters (1953)

Genres - Adventure  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Valley of the Headhunters was number eleven in Columbia's "Jungle Jim" series. Johnny Weissmuller returns as Jim, while his leading lady on this safari is Christine Larson. Things get under way when Jim is assigned to help a government representative attain the mineral rights to a tribal valley. Meanwhile, a gang of diamond smugglers discovers that the coveted land is rich with oil. The crooks persuade the villagers to pose as headhunters, thereby scaring off Jim and the other white men. Only slightly less believable than the plotline of Valley of the Headhunters are the antics of Jungle Jim's faithful chimp Tamba, who at one point gets "drunk" on a bottle of ether (the slow-motion gags which ensue are straight out of the "Little Rascals" lexicon).

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government, group, headhunter [recruiter], jungle, land-scheme, land-war, manipulation, mineral-rights, nasty, native, revolution, rights, search, survivor, territory, tribe, villain, warpath