Bomba, the Jungle Boy, Vol. 1 [DVD]

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  • Release Date: 04/23/2013
  • Rating: NR
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Bomba the Jungle Boy
Inspired by the adventure-book series by Roy Rockwood, Monogram's Bomba the Jungle Boy was the first of a series of twelve "Bomba" pictures. Johnny Sheffield, formerly "Boy" in the Tarzan pictures, stars as Bomba. Another former child performer, Peggy Ann Garner, co-stars as Pat Harland, who with her father George (Onslow Stevens) has arrived in Africa on a photographic expedition. Bomba ends up rescuing Pat from a wide variety of jungle villains. Much of the film is built around stock footage from a 1930 documentary, Africa Speaks. Economically produced, Bomba the Jungle Boy proved a profitable beginning for one of Monogram's most successful series. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Lion Hunters
Bomba the Jungle Boy--aka Johnny Sheffield--makes his fifth screen appearance in Monogram's Lion Hunters. Bomba's task this time out is to stem the activities of crooked animal hunters Forbes (Morris Ankrum) and Martin (Douglas Kennedy). The villains have set up camp in the land of the Masai, who consider lions to be sacred. Forbes and Martin pay no attention to local native customs, going so far as to kidnap Jean (Ann Todd) to prevent Bomba from interfering with their ecological plunder. Needless to say, the bad guys are hoist on their own petard by film's end. As was the case in previous Bomba efforts, most of the action footage is culled from the 1930 documentary Africa Speaks. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Bomba on Panther Island
Bomba on Panther Island was the second in Monogram's series based on Roy Rockwood's "Bomba the Jungle Boy" adventure stories. The plot is set in motion when agriculturist Robert Maitland (Henry Lewis) accidentally stirs up restlessness within the native population. The locals assume that Maitland is responsible for the recent spate of vicious attacks by a black panther, who is regarded as the Devil Incarnate. Bomba (Johnny Sheffield) proves that the panther is just another overgrown kitty-cat in a climactic human vs. animal battle. For those not interested in the plot or the papier-mache sets, Bomba on Panther Island offers two comely leading ladies, Lita Baron and Allene Roberts. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Bomba and the Elephant Stampede
Elephant Stampede was the sixth entry in Monogram's "Bomba the Jungle Boy" series. This time Bomba (Johnny Sheffield) must contend with a pair of scurrilous ivory hunters (John Kellogg and Myron Healey). Not above killing pachyderms, the bad guys show an equal lack of remorse when they murder their guide and kidnap Bomba to lead them to the fabled "elephant's graveyard." Emulating Tarzan (Sheffield "Boy" in the old Tarzan flicks), Bomba vocally summons the neighboring elephants to crush the villains into pulp. One film historian, who made no secret of his disdain for the entire "Bomba" ouevre, grudgingly labelled Elephant Stampede "the hokiest but the best of the series." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Hidden City
Former Tarzan regular Johnny Sheffield stars as Bomba the Jungle Boy in this 71-minute adventure. Bomba comes to the aid of Leah (Sue England), an orphaned jungle girl who has no idea who her real family is. Leah is being promoted as a "white goddess" by the scheming ruler (Paul Guilfoyle) of The Hidden City. Leon Belasco provides comedy relief, while black actor Smoki Whitfield shows up long enough to remind us that the story is supposed to be taking place in Africa. Bomba and the Hidden City was the fourth in Monogram's "Bomba" series. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Lost Volcano
The Lost Volcano is the 3rd entry in Monogram's "Bomba the Jungle Boy" series. Johnny Sheffield, formerly "Boy" in the Tarzan pictures, stars as Bomba. In this outing, Our Hero sets out to rescue David (Tommy Ivo), the kidnapped son of husband-and-wife zoologists Paula and Ruth Gordon (Donald Woods and Marjorie Lord). David has been kidnapped by scurrilous jungle guides Barton (John Ridgely) and Daniel (Robert Lewis), who hope that the kid will lead them to a valuable treasure. Bomba is forced to race against time when a reactivated volcano threatens to swallow up David and his captors. Elena Verdugo, years removed from her {#Marcus Welby MD} stint, co-stars as an alluring native girl. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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    great item for the true tarzan fan

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    bought this collection because I was curious. actually really enjoyed it, cheezy scenes and all.

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