Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land (1952)





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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?
Action & Adventure , Classics , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Columbia Pictures


Johnny Weissmuller
as Jungle Jim
Angela Greene
as Dr. Linda Roberts
Jean Willes
as Denise
Lester Matthews
as Commissioner Kingston
William Tannen
as Doc Edwards
George Eldredge
as Fred Lewis
Clem Erickson
as Giant Man
Irmgard H.H. Raschke
as Giant Woman
Frank Jaquet
as Quigley
as Tamba the Chimp
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Critic Reviews for Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land

All Critics (1)

This eight in the Jungle Jim series is as ridiculous as any of the thirteen made, but is still enjoyable as an unsophisticated boys adventure film.

Full Review… | October 23, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land


31/100. This is the eighth entry in the Jungle Jim series, and unfortunately not the last. The were profitable at the time, mainly because the had minuscule budgets. As with most in the series, the plot is lame and stupid. This time he gets entangled with a greedy and evil ivory hunter. That's not all folks, he also has to grapple with a "giant man," in bad make up, a phony looking costume and a desperate need for a dentist. As with all in the films in the series, a lot of obvious stock footage is used, and a menagerie of animals that in reality do not co-exist anywhere in the universe. The acting is, as expected, poor, the art direction painfully obvious. The film looks as though it took perhaps a week to film.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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