Bomba the Jungle Boy number 9:
Millionair Larry Conrad (Emory Parnell) has travelled deep into the
African jungle with his crew - his secretary Peg (Barbara Bestar), his
guide Brad (Douglas Kennedy) and his cameraman Steve (Paul Marion) to
shoot as many jungle animals as possible - on film. He wants to enlist the
help of Bomba the Jungle Boy (Johnny Sheffield), but Bomba doesn't feel
like it and simply turns him down ... until he receives message via jungle
drums that one of Conrad's party is a killer (though nobody knows who
exactly) and that he's supposed to keep them occupied until the police
So Bomba leads the little party around the jungle to show them many an
animal, but unfortunately, Brad every now and again gets trigger-happy and
shoots some of the animals, much to Bomba's dismay - but of course, he
can't quit the party because of the killer. And to top that off, Larry
Conrad has also brought a tiger with him to fight a lion in an
one-of-a-kind battle (the footage is quite good actually), something else
Bomba is not particularly fond of.
Eventually, Peg - the only one Bomba told about the killer - finds
proof that Brad is actually the wanted man, and soon he and Bomba get into
mortal combat ... which is in the end decided by a lion who kills Brad
before Bomba manages to kill him.
Nothing great, but quite an ok jungle adventure/murder mystery of the
low budget variety, that is at least worth your while if you are into
cheap jungle films.