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Jungle Queen (1945)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 23 January 1945 (USA)
A young girl journeys to Africa to find her father, an explorer who vanished in the jungle.

Writers:

George H. Plympton (original screenplay), Ande Lamb (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward Norris ... Bob Elliot
Eddie Quillan ... Chuck Kelly
Douglass Dumbrille ... Lang
Lois Collier ... Pamela Courtney
Ruth Roman ... Lothel - Jungle Queen
Tala Birell ... Dr. Elise Bork
Clarence Muse ... Kyba
Cy Kendall ... Tambosa Tim [Chs. 6-8]
Clinton Rosemond Clinton Rosemond ... Godac
Lumsden Hare ... Mr. 'X'
Lester Matthews ... Commissioner Braham Chatterton
Napoleon Simpson Napoleon Simpson ... Maati
Budd Buster ... Jungle Jack [Chs. 4-6, 10-13] (as Budd L. Buster)
Emmett Smith Emmett Smith ... Noma
Jim Basquette Jim Basquette ... Orbon
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Storyline

Universal Pictures 63rd sound-era serial (between "Mystery of the River Boat" and "The Masater Key") finds that Nazi agents are trying to arouse the tribes of the middle jungle in Africa to revolt against the British. Americans Bob Elliott (Edward Norris) and Chuck Kelly (Eddie Quillan) arrive to help the British agents. Lothel (Ruth Roman), the mysterious Queen of the Jungle, appears and disappears always in the nick of time to save them, and also Pam Courtney (Lois Collier), niece of the explorer Alan Courtney ('Boyd Irwin' (q)). Dr. Elise Bork (Tala Birell) and her henchman Lang (Douglass Dumbrille) are the Nazi chiefs, posing as scientists. Lang has great influence on some of the tribesman, especially with Chief Maata (Napoleon Simpson') who wants to keep Kyba (Clarence Muse) from becoming judge over all the tribes. A Secret Sword is the key to the ruler of the jungles, and the holder of this secret is sought by both the British and the Nazis. Courtney is the only white man who ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

TROPICAL TERROR IN WILDEST AFRICA!..a beauty and her beasts ruling a Congo death-trap! (original print ad) See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jungle Safari See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The episodes were: (1) Invitation to Danger; (2) Jungle Sacrifice; (3) The Flaming Mountain; (4) Wildcat Stampede; (5) The Burning Jungle; (6) Danger Ship; (7) Trip-Wire Murder; (8) The Mortar Bomb; (9) Death Watch; (10) Execution Chamber; (11) The Trail to Doom; (12) Dragged Under; (13) The Secret of the Sword. See more »

Goofs

In Chapter 6, the boom mic shadow can be seen moving around behind Dr. Elise Bork as she enters the room. See more »

Crazy Credits

There are no chapter titles onscreen at the beginning of each episode, which was fairly common for Universal serials. See more »

Connections

Edited into Jungle Safari (1956) See more »

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