Friday, October 19, 2012

Jungle Movies: Mark of the Gorilla 1950 Jungle Jim

Mark of the Gorilla... 1950  6 out of 10
The Jungle Jim movie series.... Tarzan  (Johnny Weissmuller)  in a Jungle Cruise outfit.   In this Jungle Jim movie from 1950 he is up against bad guys that are searching of Nazi treasure. The villains are willing to dress up in gorilla costumes to like something out of every single Scooby Doo episode to scare off the game wardens --who like Jungle Jim are too stupid to know the difference between a gorilla and a bunch of guys in gorilla costumes.  It takes Jungle Dim (misspelled on purpose quick awhile to figure out this brain twister. Despite that this Jungle Adventure has all the typical trapping.   He wrestles a leopard.....He wrestles a lion and then a guy in a gorilla outfit.   He is attacked by a fake eagle on a string and jumps off a cliff to encounter a giant underwater sea snake.  There are many fist fights and gun battles ---stock footage of wild animals and  cheesy dialogue.
It is amazing that after dozens of Tarzan movies and 13 Jungle Jim features that the ability to act never quite was figured out by Weissmuller.

I couldn't find a trailer for the film so instead share this great parody from Monty Python

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