Dr. Tom Reynolds and his associate Professor Howard Ogden travel the dark and dangerous jungles of Africa and India. Accompanied by a succession of local guides, Dr. Reynolds, respectfully known as Ramar (Great White Doctor) to the native tribesmen, becomes involved in a series of adventures which set him against an assortment of villains. Witch doctors, smugglers, mad scientists and exotic wildlife keep Ramar and company on their toes in every thrilling episode. "Ramar of the Jungle" was created by and starred Jon Hall. The show was wildly successful during its short run of two years, offering an exciting and sometimes violent picture of distant lands.
Evil Trek - Premiere Episode: In the series premiere episode, the origin of Dr. Tom Reynolds is revealed during his very first adventure into the African Jungle. While beginning their medical research project, Ramar and Howard learn of a mysterious White Goddess who uses a witchdoctor's secret formula to remain young and reign over a tribe of savages. Playing the Goddess is beautiful Millicent Patrick, who later became a special effects monster designer for Universal, responsible for creating the Gill-Man from The Creature From The Black Lagoon, among others.
Contraband: Two greedy poachers devise a plan to steal a large shipment of ivory tusks being transported by natives through the jungle to a nearby trading post.
Jungle Terror: A small plane crashes in the jungle and Ramar sets out to rescue the survivors from a hostile tribe of bloodthirsty cannibals.
Striped Fury: Wild animal trapper Jack O'Malley is in search of two tigers that escaped during a shipment from India. The beasts are slaughtering natives who believe the tigers are demons controlled by Ramar's "black magic."
Making its debut in 1952, RAMAR OF THE JUNGLE was created by Jon Hall, who also starred in the show. As the doctor Tom Reynolds (who returns to the jungles of his youth to treat natives and battle villains), Hall entertained audiences for the next two years with his wild endeavors. With assistance from his associate Howard Ogden (Ray Montgomery), as well as a succession of native guides, the doctor encounters a number of exotic foes, including witch doctors, smugglers, scientists, fierce tribes, and wild animals. This collection of episodes includes the show's premiere episode entitled "Evil Trek," as well as "Contraband," "Jungle Terror," and "Striped Fury."
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