Tod is in Thousand Oaks, California "wrangling camels" at the Jungleland zoo. The zoo's owner has nightmares about the tiger which killed his first wife, a famous animal trainer. His second...
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Tod is in Thousand Oaks, California "wrangling camels" at the Jungleland zoo. The zoo's owner has nightmares about the tiger which killed his first wife, a famous animal trainer. His second wife and Tod are puzzled as to what else he has in his thoughts. Buz is not seen - Tod mentions he has "a buddy in the Pacoima Hospital".Written by
Louis Goebel created Jungleland in 1926 as a support facility for Hollywood. Jungleland USA was a private zoo, animal training facility, and animal theme park in Thousand Oaks, California, United States, on the current site of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. At its peak the facility encompassed 170 acres. He had been employed at Universal Studios when the studio decided to close its animal facility. Five of the Universal Studio lions formed the nucleus of Goebel's collection.] The facility was originally called "Goebel's Lion Farm." Soon a wide variety of exotic animals were obtained, trained, and rented to the studios for use in films. The facility later became a theme park, opened to the public in 1929. Wild animal shows entertained thousands in the 1940s and 1950s. Mabel Stark, the "lady lion tamer", was featured in these shows; she also doubled for Mae West in the lion-taming scenes in the 1933 film I'm No Angel. The zoo's residents included Leo the Lion, mascot of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio; Mister Ed, the talking horse from the television show of the same name; Bimbo the elephant from the Circus Boy television series; and Tamba the chimpanzee, featured in the Jungle Jim movies and television series. Jungleland closed in October 1969. The facilities declared bankruptcy and sold all the movable property at auction: animals, buildings, trucks, furniture and supplies. See more »
When Peter catches Julie reading the list of names she broke out of the lock box, it is 8:07 by the clock over his shoulder. After just a few seconds of conversation, the time on the clock has advanced 23 minutes to 8:30. See more »
Peter Graves, who was on the show as the tycoon just three months before, returns as the owner of "Jungleland", a zoo full of tightly caged animals that seems to represent his own personality. He's brooding over the death of his ex-wife, who had a circus act with Tigers, one of whom killed her. Graves and his assistant, "Brauner", (played by a tight-lipped Charles Radilac), who was his wife's father blame another man, Philip Tager, (Michael Pate), for his wife's death, although it isn't clear why until the end. They are planning to set things up so Tager winds up in the cage with the same tiger that killed his wife, (Tager vs. tiger).
Graves, (his character is "Peter Hale"), has remarried and his wife, (well played by an actress named Eva Stern whose last credit of a very limited career this is) finds out about the plan and, with Tod's help, (he's been hired to care of the camels), she convinces Peter not to go through with it. It's a strong ending, although Graves would not be my choice to play a tortured soul like this man.
This was filmed in Jungleland in Thousand Oaks, California, the same location as THE FUGTIVE episode, "Last Second of a Big Dream", which was filmed three years later.
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