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Jungle Man (film)

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Jungle Man
Original film poster
Directed byHarry L. Fraser
Written byRita Douglas (story and screenplay)
Produced byMervyn Freeman (associate producer)
Ted Richmond (producer)
George R. Batcheller Jr.
StarringSee below
Cinematography
Edited byHolbrook N. Todd
Music byAlbeto Colombo
Distributed byProducers Releasing Corporation
Release date
19 September 1941 (premiere)
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Jungle Man is a 1941 American film directed by Harry L. Fraser and starring Buster Crabbe in his first of many films for Producers Releasing Corporation. He is reunited with Charles B. Middleton from the Flash Gordon serials. Cinematographer and associate producer Mervyn Freeman (1890–1965) was an experienced newsreel cameraman.

Plot summary

Bruce Kellogg and his friend Alex are off to Africa on an expedition to the "City of the Dead" that is actually footage of Angkor Wat. Bruce's fiancée Betty and her father decide to go along to visit her father's brother James who is a missionary in the same part of Africa. Arriving at the Rev Graham's home they meet Dr Hammond who has spent five years developing a serum to a deadly fever that rages in the area. The results of his work are placed on a freighter to America that has been sunk by a submarine.

As Alex and Bruce venture to the lost city, an epidemic of the fever rages in the territory.

Cast

Production

The film had the working title of King of the Tropics.[1] In 1951 it was retitled Drums of Africa as part of a package of PRC films now titled "Pictorial Films" that were sold to television.

Notes

  1. ^ p.1248 Hanson, Patricia King & Dunkleberger, Amy AFI: American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States : Feature Films 1941-1950 Indexes, Volumes 1-2; Volume 4 University of California Press, 01/06/1999


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