World War II: Captain Hart (Buster Crabbe) and Sergeant Jenkins (Paul
Bryar) are two American soldiers/Engineers sent deep into the African
jungle to the village of Carraby to build an airstrip for the Allied
Forces. One problem though: Selangi (Jess Lee Brooks), a popular local
tribal chief has taken the side of the Axis, and there seem to be many 5th
columnists about in the jungle too.
But Carraby is also the home of Kuhlaya (Ann Corio), a white girl who
was orphaned early in her life (by chief Selangi, incidently), and who has
power over the natives living in Carraby - and besides, she also plans her
revenge. Eventually, Hart and Jenkins are even saved by Kuhlaya when they
fall into the hands of Selangi's men.
In Carraby, they are warmly welcomed by George and Anna Lukas (Arno
Frey, Evelyn Wahl), who claim to fight for free France - but actually,
George Lukas is a Fifth Columnist trying to help Selangi getting hold of
Carraby (and the airstrip our heroes want to build). Anna Lukas on the
other hand immediately falls for Hart, which isn't too good a thing since
Kuhlaya has also fallen for Hart, and she can be one jealous bitch ...
In the finale, Selangi poisons two of Carraby's inhabitants and blames
it on Hart and Jenkins in order to get hold of the village - but the local
Doctor (Milton Kibbee), a kind-hearted alcoholic, cures the men again. So
Selangi poisons them again and has the Doctor and Hart and Jenkins taken
prisoner. And now, in a ceremony, he wants to prove to the people of
Carraby that he can wake up the dead (actually using the Doctor's
medicine) ... but he hasn't taken Kuhlaya's ressourcefulness into account
as she before everyone's eyes shoots George Lukas dead with an arrow and
asks Selangi to revive him - which of course Selangi can't, and
immediately his spell over the natives is broken, and in the end our
Allied heroes have won another battle, and Hart has also won the heart of
A jungle adventure in typical PRC-style: Obviously made on the
cheap, on a limited number of sets, and not all of them looking too
convincing, and the screenplay of this one is rather bad ... and despite
all of these (obvious) shortcominbgs, the film is somehow fun to watch.