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Jungle Drums (1943)

Superman vs. a secret Nazi outpost disguised as a jungle temple.

Directors:

Dan Gordon, Orestes Calpini (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Joe Shuster (comic strip created by: Superman), Jerry Siegel (comic strip created by: Superman) (as Jerome Siegel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Joan Alexander ... Lois Lane (voice) (uncredited)
Jackson Beck Jackson Beck ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bud Collyer ... Clark Kent / Superman (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Lt. Fleming / First Pilot (voice) (uncredited)
Julian Noa Julian Noa ... German Commander (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A jungle temple with hooded priest is really a Nazi military base which downs a plane bearing Lois Lane and some secret plans. Can Superman save her from human sacrifice? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tambores de la jungla See more »

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Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Despite almost being burnt to death, Lois still has enough strength to move. In real life, she would be too weak to move. See more »

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[first lines]
Voices: Up in the sky, look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!
Narrator: Faster than a streak of lightning! More powerful than the pounding surf! Mightier than a roaring hurricane! This amazing stranger from the planet Krypton, The Man of Steel: Superman! Possessing remarkable physical strength, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice, disguised as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, Clark Kent.
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Connections

Follows The Magnetic Telescope (1942) See more »

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Lois Was Born to Be in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
27 December 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Lois was a good soldier. As she travels with a man in a plane over a jungled area, the plane is shot down. She survives and manages to ditch a file of secret information. She is captured by Germans (I believe) who are disguising themselves as Natives (I guess that was the term for black indigenous persons). They seem to be wearing the conical white hoods that typify the KKK. I don't know if this was deliberate or not (hard to imagine that is wasn't deliberate. Anyway, Superman has to get into the act because Lois, refusing to talk, is going to be burned at the stake. Will he get there in time? How will he know precisely where she is? These issues haunt these cartoons.


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