The Lost Tribe (1949)

Article #1589 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 7-21-2005
Posting Date: 12-18-2005
Directed by William A. Berke
Featuring Johnny Weissmuller, Myrna Dell, Elena Verdugo

Jungle Jim tries to keep greedy white men from despoiling a hidden city in the jungle that contains a great deal of wealth.

From QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS to THE LOST TRIBE, huh? I guess once you step into the jungle, it’s hard to find your way out. Still, for a Jungle Jim movie, it’s pretty good, even if the plot is as old as the hills. It moves quickly, has lots of animal encounters, and builds up to a bizarre but memorable ending which must have used every gorilla suit they could get their hands on. It’s probably a pretty average movie all around, but it looks really good compared to QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS; I’m just grateful that you don’t overdose on the stock footage.

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