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Lost Jungle Volume 1 (Chapters 1-6)

Famed animal trainer Clyde Beatty travels to Africa to locate a beautiful woman and her father who are lost in the uncharted jungle in this action-packed adventure.
Volume 1 (Chapters 1-6)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1934
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Clyde Beatty, the world's greatest animal trainer, travels the jungles of the world in search of exotic beasts and adventure. Beatty's expeditionary dirigible crashes on a remote unexplored island teeming with wild animals. He discovers two fanatic cultists on the island have killed the skipper of their group and stolen the priceless treasure of Kamor. Ruth Henderson (Cecelia Parker) enlists Beatty to help find her scientist father who is caught up in the treasure hunt and lost in the wilderness. The Lost Jungle is filled with cliffhanging action and features Clyde Beatty's death defying acts of bravery which include realistic hand-to-hand battles with lions, tigers and gorillas.

Product Description:

Clyde Beatty just happens to be the world's greatest animal trainer. When Beatty's plane crashes on an unexplored island full of wild animals, he discovers the island is hiding a secret, among the animals there are also wild cultists! With so many perils around, will Beatty save the day' Contains chapters 1-6.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Jungle | Serial | Suspense | Thriller | Vintage

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Rating 3.5 Jungle Boogie! Movie Lover: from Sacramento, CA US -- November, 14, 2004

The first chapter of this serial is definitely the highlight, as Clyde Beatty's jealous assistant Sharkey (Warner Richmond) tries to kill him by letting an untrained, savage lion into Clyde's training area. Hey, Clyde eats untrained, savage lions for breakfast, so to speak, and soon has the lion juggling bowling pins while it balances on a tightrope and whistles "Camptown Races". Metaphorically speaking.

Anyway, things happen fast, so strap yourselves in. Clyde's girlfriend Ruth (Cecelia Parker) accompanies her father, a sea captain, and his crew in search of a lost island full of treasure. Well, they find it, all right, but the island - which was once part of a giant trans-world land mass that apparently included North America, South America, Asia, Australia, and Patterson, New Jersey, is home to wild lions, tigers, bears, three-toed sloths, gorillas, goats, alligators, and sex-crazed scooter stingers, all of which will kill ya quick as look at ya.

Clyde, his pal Larry (Syd Saylor, who is terrible), and Sharkey the Jealous Assistant take a dirigible cruise, and the dirigible crashes on the same lost island. Lucky for everybody, because Clyde has a "hypnotic stare" that can glare down animals and force them to his bidding. Talk about your game face. After 12 chapters of running around willy-nilly, the treasure is in hand and they all live happily ever after.

Clyde Beatty was no actor, but he looked really good in jodhpurs, and how many people can you say that about? The cast is very interesting, especially if you love the Andy Hardy pictures, as Mickey Rooney has a bit part (chewing the scenery something fierce) in the first episode, and Cecilia Parker (Ruth) played Andy's big sister in the series.

Special mention must be made of the "lost city" that's in a big cavern on the island. It's actually a "lost house", and it appears to be made of stucco and drywall with metal doors with rivets in them. I mean, it is unlike any "lost temple" you've ever seen; it seems more like an abandoned haunted house in an Our Gang film, right down to the cobweb-covered chandelier. Of course, it DOES have an alligator pit full of hungry gators (who nearly, but alas do not, chew up Syd Saylor). It also has a killer gorilla roaming about, and if you watch National Geographic specials or GORILLAS IN THE MIST and you think the great apes are benign, peaceful fellows, well, forget it. This one isn't, but I suspect that he must have a thorn in his paw or hemorrhoids or something. Or maybe he just caught a glimpse of Saylor's act and he's enraged. In any case, although the ape is unbilled, I suspect he's Charles Gemora, for no reason other than he looks like Charles Gemora, and I mean that in a professional way, so if any of Mr. Gemora's descendents are reading this, please don?t think ill of me.

This is a fun serial, Mr. Saylor notwithstanding, the Alpha print is pretty good, and while there are a lot of better serials available on DVD, you'd be hard pressed to find a better one with a leading man who can stare down tigers.


Rating 4.0 Enjoyable old serial; very good film to dvd quality Movie Lover: from Grand Rapids, MI US -- February, 15, 2004

Here's an old Mascot Studios serial from the mid 1930's. Plenty of action involving the lions, tigers and bears with some occasional comic relief. There's a sweaty / gritty feel to some of the action which I liked. Mr. Beatty's acting abilities are not over taxed. The film master was in very good condition and the quality of the picture and audio on the DVD are quite good.


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