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Law of the Jungle (1942)

Nona Brooks, former member of a stranded theatrical troupe, earns a temporary living singing in a café in Duakwa, British Rhodesia, Africa. The café owner is secretly in league with two ... See full summary »

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Nona Brooks, former member of a stranded theatrical troupe, earns a temporary living singing in a café in Duakwa, British Rhodesia, Africa. The café owner is secretly in league with two foreign agents with a goal of making the natives restless. American explorer Larry Mason leaves for the jungle with his servant, Jeff and a safari. Nona escapes the café into the jungle but is followed by the agents as, unknowing to her, she is carrying a report of the agent's activities. She joins the safari just as all hands are captured by a tribe of natives. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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6 February 1942 (USA)  »

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A Lei das Selvas  »

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place on the East Coast in New York City Sunday 13 June 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and on the West Coast in Los Angeles Tuesday 12 April 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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When singing "Jungle Moon" in the bar, the girl is backed by the sound of a full orchestra, while there is only a piano playing behind her. Meanwhile, the sound of a piano is absent from the orchestra background to her song. See more »

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Edited into Dark Jungle Theater: Law of the Jungle (2015) See more »

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Jungle Moon
Written by Edward J. Kay (as Edward Kay)
Sung by Arline Judge
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The Natives are Restless and a Lot of Fun
18 July 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Stranded at a jungle outpost a singer tries to make her way home. Through circumstances beyond her control she ends up in the jungle on the run from Nazi's and the police who think she maybe connected to a murder. Reluctantly coming to her aid is a scientist with Mantan Moreland as an aide de camp.

Back lot bound with some twists that must have been put in let the audience know that none of this was to be taken seriously, Law of the Jungle is an imperfect but very funny jungle adventure/comedy.

Our heroine for once seems to be what she claims, a tough broad from Brooklyn way over her head. Her whiskey barrel voice is a nice change from the typical female shriek. Mantan Moreland is, as always, a joy to watch and how he shoots dice has to go down as one of the worst, and funniest scams in B movies.

Is this the greatest movie ever made? No, but its one you will be sorry to see end, especially when you see Moreland and the King interact.

8 out of 10. This is one to look for, especially since its out on cheaply priced DVD.


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