DRUMS OF THE CONGO (1942)
Article 2958 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 6-13-2009
Posting Date: 9-19-2009
Directed by Christy Cabanne
Featuring Ona Munson, Stuart Erwin, Peggy Moran
An American agent is sent to Africa to find the location of a newly-discovered radioactive mineral. Unfortunately, foreign spies are also after the mineral.
What happens when you cross the Gizmo Maguffin plot with the Double-Stuffed Safari-O? If your answer was “not a hell of a lot”, you’d be right. About the only novelty in this forgettable jungle adventure is that the search for a woman’s missing father is just a ruse by the spies; other than that, it’s the same old safari adventure, chock-full of story-stopping stock footage. The cast also features Turhan Bey (as a quick-to-die villain) and Dorothy Dandridge.