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Cannibal Attack (1954)

Approved | | Adventure | 1 November 1954 (USA)
Johnny Weissmuller fights enemy agents who are trying to steal cobalt while disguised as crocodiles.

Director:

Lee Sholem

Writers:

Carroll Young (original story), Carroll Young (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Johnny Weissmuller ... Johnny Weissmuller
Judy Walsh ... Luora
David Bruce ... Arnold King
Bruce Cowling ... Rovak
Charles Evans ... Commissioner
Steve Darrell ... John King (as Stevan Darrell)
Joseph Allen Joseph Allen ... Jason (as Joseph A. Allen Jr.)
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Johnny Weissmuller is called in by the government to investigate thefts of cobalt from a jungle mine owned by John King and his ward, Luora. He discovers natives led by King and Luora, who are selling the cobalt to a foreign government, are responsible. John's brother, Arnold King and Johnny are captured and doomed by the natives... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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AN AMAZING THRILL-ADVENTURE AMONG THE HUMAN MAN-EATERS! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De bedreiging van de kannibalen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Pseudo Jungle Jim Delivers Genuine Thrills!
6 July 2008 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

Don't let the cast credits fool you. This is actually a Jungle Jim picture. Although Weissmuller is credited as playing himself, he is dressed in his Jungle Jim outfit. Moreover, the plot follows much the same formula as previous entries. Indeed it rather resembles Mark of the Gorilla, with crocodiles substituting for the apes. But though the dialogue is stilted and the situations familiar, the juvenile audience this movie is intended to please, will probably not notice. In fact the story moves at such a fast clip, it makes for a reasonably exciting diversion. Naturally, production values are helped along by a few stock shots from previous Jungle Jim entries (such as the eagle, and the underwater fight with the croc), plus quite a few clips from Columbia's library of ancient stock footage (the elephants). It all makes for plenty of action, including a fairly exciting climax. Johnny Weissmuller is his usual competent self whilst the heroine, an attractive lass, will fascinate the older boys in the audience. Unfortunately, the rest of the support players are an undistinguished lot, easily outclassed by that talented chimp, Kimba (even if he obviously doesn't really cut the prisoners free). Sholem's direction is reasonably proficient, though it provides only an occasional flash of imagination (such as the menacing crocodile shadow in the cave). The sets, however, are mighty impressive.


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