Jungle Queen (serial)

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This article is about the 1945 Universal film serial. For the variety of plant known as Jungle Queen, see Alpinia purpurata. For a serial with a similar name, see Queen of the Jungle.
Jungle Queen
Jungle Queen FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Lewis D. Collins
Ray Taylor
Starring Edward Norris
Eddie Quillan
Douglass Dumbrille
Lois Collier
Ruth Roman
Tala Birell
Clarence Muse
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
1945
Running time
13 chapters (219 min)
Country United States
Language English

Jungle Queen (1945) is a Universal movie serial.

Material from this serial was re-edited into the feature film Jungle Safari (1956).

Plot[edit]

In 1939, Nazi Germany sends a team of agents to incite revolt and seize British Middle Africa as a first step in conquering Africa. Attempting to place their own sympathiser in charge of the local tribe, they face resistance from Pamela Courtney searching for her father, a pair of American volunteers and the mysterious Jungle Queel Lothel, who appears out of nowhere in her nightgown to give advice and instructions to the tribe.

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Cline writes that "although well produced, it often became bogged down with complicated plot twists, psychological debates and confusion as to who was on whose side, and what was really being accomplished." The Jungle Queen herself is never adequately explained.[1]

Chapter titles[edit]

  1. Invitation to Danger
  2. Jungle Sacrifice
  3. The Flaming Mountain
  4. Wildcat Stampede
  5. The Burning Jungle
  6. Danger Ship
  7. Trip-wire Murder
  8. The Mortar Bomb
  9. Death Watch
  10. Execution Chamber
  11. The Trail of Doom
  12. Dragged Under
  13. The Secret of the Sword!

Source:[2]

Production[edit]

The serial reuses aircraft footage from Five Came Back (1939) as well as volcano and crocodile attack footage from East of Borneo (1931).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "3. The Six Faces of Adventure". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 35. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 
  2. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 239. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Mystery of the River Boat (1944)
Universal Serial
Jungle Queen (1945)
Succeeded by
The Master Key (1945)