Ramar of the Jungle

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For a related series starring Johnny Weismuller, Martin Huston and Dean Fredericks, see Jungle Jim (TV series).

Ramar of the Jungle was a syndicated American television series (1952–1954) that starred Jon Hall as Dr. Tom Reynolds (the titular “ramar,” an African title for a white medicine man) and Ray Montgomery as his associate, Professor Howard Ogden. Episodes were set in Africa and India. Produced by Rudolph Flothow for Arrow Productions and ITC Entertainment, four sets of 13 episodes were produced for a total of 52. Each episode runs approximately 25 minutes. In season one, the first 13 episodes are set in Africa and the second 13 are set in India. For the second season, all 26 episodes take place in Africa.

Several television episodes were combined and released as theatrical movies by producer Leon Fromkess.[1]

Since at least seven episodes have fallen into the public domain, those that have done so have been released on several DVDs through discount & "dollar" stores. Each disc contains approx. 4 episodes, with no extras available.

Alphabetical list of episodes[edit]

List of Movies[edit]

Four movies were made for Lippert Pictures by combining several TV episodes together:

  • White Goddess (1953)
  • Eyes of the Jungle (1953)
  • Thunder Over Sangoland (1955)
  • Phantom of the Jungle (1955)

In addition, seven movies were made for television viewing:

  • Ramar and the Burning Barrier (1964, I.T.C., 82 minutes, b&w)
  • Ramar and the Deadly Females (1964, I.T.C., 80 minutes, b&w)
  • Ramar and the Jungle Secrets (1964, I.T.C., 81 minutes, b&w)
  • Ramar's Mission to India (1964, I.T.C., 80 minutes, b&w)
  • Ramar and the Savage Challenges (1964, I.T.C., 83 minutes, b&w)
  • Ramar and the Hidden Terrors (1964, I.T.C., 83 minutes, b&w)
  • Ramar and the Jungle Voodoo (1964, I.T.C., 78 minutes, b&w)

Merchandising[edit]

Ramar's popularity in not only its initial run but syndication led to a wide variety of tie-in toy guns, comic books, board games, costumes, iron-on shirt transfers, and playsets.

Popular culture[edit]

Jimmy Buffett referenced this show in his song "Pencil Thin Mustache" in the verse, "Ramar of the Jungle was everyone's bwana, but only jazz musicians were smoking marijuana."

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 11. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2014-11-23. 

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