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Adventures of Captain Africa, Mighty Jungle Avenger! (1955)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 9 June 1955 (USA)
Trapper Nat Coleman and government agent Ted Arnold come upon a plot to take over an African nation. Its leader, Caliph Abdul el Hamid, has been exiled from his country and replaced by a ... See full summary »

Director:

Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer G. Bennet)

Writers:

George H. Plympton (screenplay), George H. Plympton (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Hart ... Captain Africa
Rick Vallin ... Ted Arnold
Ben Welden ... Omar
June Howard June Howard ... Princess Rhoda
Bud Osborne ... Nat Coleman
Paul Marion Paul Marion ... Abdul el Hamid
Lee Roberts ... Boris - Henchman
Terry Frost ... Greg - Henchman
Edward Coch Edward Coch ... Balu (as Ed Coch)
Michael Fox ... Prime Minister

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Storyline

Trapper Nat Coleman and government agent Ted Arnold come upon a plot to take over an African nation. Its leader, Caliph Abdul el Hamid, has been exiled from his country and replaced by a look-alike usurper allied with an unnamed foreign power. The Caliph intends to return but enemy agents Boris and Greg are out to stop him. Captain Africa a masked jungle lord, appears occasionally to aid Nat and Ted. Written by GusF

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Taglines:

MIGHTY JUNGLE AVENGER!


Certificate:

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Trivia

Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Mystery Man of the Jungle!
  • 2. Captain Africa to the Rescue!
  • 3. Midnight Attack!
  • 4. Into the Crocodile Pit!
  • 5. Jungle War Drums!
  • 6. Slave Traders!
  • 7. Saved by Captain Africa!
  • 8. The Bridge in the Sky!
  • 9. Blasted by Captain Africa!
  • 10. The Vanishing Princess!
  • 11. The Tunnel of Terror!
  • 12. Fangs of the Beast!
  • 13. Renegades at Bay!
  • 14. Captain Africa and the Wolf Dog!
  • 15. Captain Africa's Final Move!
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Goofs

Michael Fox doesn't appear throughout the entire serial and yet he's mentioned in the credits as the prime minister. See more »

Connections

Features The Phantom (1943) See more »

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Almost The Phantom
29 September 2009 | by TVPowersSee all my reviews

Many serial fans know that 'The Adventures of Captain Africa' was originally to be 'The Adventures of The Phantom'. Stills of this production show up from time to time.

The late John Hart told me (and others) at an Old Time Radio convention in NJ that, contrary to what some film historians say, the entire Phantom serial had finished production before Columbia Studios realized that their option for a second Phantom serial had expired.

Soon, producer Sam Katzman brought Hart and other actors back together to replace every shot in which The Phantom had appeared with new Captain Africa scenes.

The costume assembled for Capt. A was somewhat lackluster; an aviator's cap, mask, turtle-neck, jodhpurs, gun belt and boots.

Hart, an amusing and self-deprecating, man said: "As The Phantom I looked pretty good. As Captain Africa, I looked like an idiot."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitão África See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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