LORD OF THE JUNGLE
(director/writer: Ford Beebe; screenwriter: characters by Roy Rockwood; cinematographer: Harry Neumann; editor: Neil Brunnenkant; music: Marlin Skiles; cast: Johnny Sheffield (Bomba), Wayne Morris (Jeff Wood), Nancy Hale (Mona Andrews), Paul Picerni (Paul Gavin), William Phipps (Kenny Balou), Leonard Mudie (Deputy Commissioner Andy Barnes), James Adamson (Elisha), Smoki Whitfield (Eli), Joel Fluellen (Molu), Juanita Moore (Molu’s wife), Harry Lauter (Pilot); Runtime: 65; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Ford Beebe; WB (Allied Artists); 1955-B/W)
“It’s junior varsity Tarzan.”
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Ford Beebe(“Challenge to be Free”/”Invisible Man’s Revenge”/”Trouble at Midnight”) directs and writes the mediocre jungle story. It’s based on the characters of Roy Rockwood. This is the final entry in the below average “Bomba the Jungle Boy” series that started in 1949. It’s junior varsity Tarzan. Bomba is again played by the 24-year-old Englishman Johnny Sheffield.
REVIEWED ON 3/14/2016 GRADE: C+