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Ramar of the Jungle (1952-1954)

Ramar of the Jungle


26 minutes


Directed by Wallace Fox, Sam Newfield, Spencer Gordon Bennet


Jon Hall as Dr. Thomas Reynolds
Ray Montgomery as Professor Ogden
James Fairfax as Charlie
Victor Millan as Zahir
Nick Stewart as Willy-Willy

Missionaries' kid Tom Reynolds, a research scientist known as Ramar—White Witch Doctor--returns to the jungle (Nairobi, Africa) as a doctor where he treats natives and takes care of the bad guys, aided by Professor Ogden.

The Devil Soul (01/16/1953)

Reynolds and Ogden are visiting a village, when at a local funeral, the supposedly dead man gets up and walks off the pyre they have built under him. The natives believe he his risen from the dead but Reynolds believes something else is at work.

White Savages (04/25/1953)

Ramar hears about a rare substance that halts the effects of aging. The only problem is that it is in territory controlled by The White Goddess, where white men are forbidden to enter. Nevertheless, Ramar is determined to make contact with her, but discovers that he's not the only one, two dangerous escaped convicts are looking for her, too.

Drums of the Jungle (05/02/1953)

An American trader can't convince the chief of a native tribe to exchange their ivory for gold. However, the village's corrupt witch doctor is more than happy to make the trade and, unknown to the chief, strikes a deal with the trader to steal the tribe's ivory in exchange for the gold. To cover his tracks, though, the witch doctor frames another tribesman for the crime: The chief's son, who happens to be a friend of Ramar's.

Danger in Disguise (06/20/1953)

Ramar and Professor Ogden come across two botanists who have just, they claim, killed their native guide in self-defense. Believing their story, the men are offered lodging for the night at Ramar's camp. However, what Ramar and Ogden don't know is that the men aren't really botanists but narcotics traffickers in Africa looking for new supplies, and they are taking a great interest in Ramar's and Ogden's new, and yet to be patented, medicines.

Mark of Shaitan (06/27/1953)

Professor Ogden is attacked by a member of the sinister Shaitan devil-worshiping cult, and when he awakes he has the mark of Shaitan burned into his hand. The legend is that when the mark disappears the person will die, and as the symbol begins to fade away, Ogden gets sicker and sicker. Dr. Reynolds must race against time to unlock the secrets of the Shaitan cult before Ogden dies.

Mark of the Bola (07/18/1953)

A safari ends disastrously when all the native guides and their leader are mysteriously murdered. The only survivor is the leader's wife, and the superstitious natives believe she is a witch who caused the disaster, and demand her death. Dr. Reynolds protects her while trying to find out what really happened on the safari .

The Flaming Mountain (07/22/1953)

While archaeologists are attempting to recover a golden tablet, they are captured by natives, who accuse them of breaking a sacred taboo. Reynolds and Ogden must find them and rescue them before their captors administer their own version of a "truth serum".

Curse of the Devil Doll (07/25/1953)

Chief Matumbo sends for Dr. Reynolds to try to help an explorer who is dying from a mysterious illness. When the doctor arrives at the village, however, the natives try to kill him. It turns out that the dying man is holding a secret that someone is trying to make him tell using voodoo, and Reynolds must find out what that secret is in order to discover who is using the voodoo on him.

The Golden Tablet (08/01/1953)

Dr. Reynolds and a beautiful young woman run into a greedy explorer who believes that the inscription on a golden tablet he discovered is the key to a treasure of unimaginable wealth, and he will stop at nothing, including murder, to get the tablet translated.

Lady of the Leopards (08/08/1953)

Dr. Reynolds finds a woman dressed only in leopard skins who is held captive by her husband. The husband explains that during a full moon, the woman turns into a man-eating leopard. A suspicious Reynolds determines to find out the truth of the man's claims.

White Man's Magic (08/29/1953)

Conway, a somewhat crazed ventriloquist, wanders into Ramar's camp after having been lost in the jungle. The natives, seeing Conway's dummy, believe it to be a god, steal it, and bring it to their village to worship on a shrine. When Conway risks his life to get the dummy back, Ramar begins to suspect that there's more to it than Conway's affection for his dummy, and thinks that the dummy may be filled with stolen radium.

Voice from the Past (09/05/1953)

Dr. Reynolds treats a man whose wife has just died in an accident. When the natives begin hearing voices coming out of the darkness and see what they believe to be ghosts, they fear that the man's dead wife has come back to take vengeance for her death.

Zombie Terror (09/12/1953)

A mad scientist turns Professor Ogden into a murderous zombie, and sends him on a mission to murder Dr. Reynolds.

Savage Challenge (09/19/1953)

Willy takes Dr. Reynolds to Kangaland to meet his people, but when they get there they discover that a witch doctor has seized control during the chief's sickness. Reynolds gives the chief a shot of penicillin to cure his illness, but before it can take effect, the witch doctor captures Reynolds and prepares to burn him at the stake.

Trail to Danger (11/11/1953)

A local postman is attacked and stabbed by two men hoping to intercept a map to an unclaimed diamond mine being sent to a man and his daughter. Learning of the circumstances from the dying mailman, Ramar sets out to stop the two men from stealing the mine from its rightful owners, and most likely killing them while they're at it.

Idol Voodoo (11/28/1953)

An American explorer has stolen sacred idols from the Ngoma village, which the villagers believed protected them from illness and evil spirits. When the natives began to come down with mysterious ailments, the chief decides to execute one white man for every villager who dies. Dr. Reynolds must find the fleeing explorer and get the idols back before anyone else dies.

King of the Watus (12/05/1953)

A woman asks for Ramar's help in finding her husband, who she believes is living with a tribe in the jungle.

Dark Venture (12/12/1953)

A beautiful but evil scientist plans to test her latest discovery, atomic gas, on the local natives. Dr. Reynolds finds out about her despicable scheme and sets out to stop her.

Urn of Destiny (01/23/1954)

After an American explorer removes the the sacred "Urn of Destiny" from the Tomb of Akara, he is suddenly seized by murderous rages, but then has no recollection of anything that he has done. Baffled, Dr. Reynolds consults with a local doctor, who tells him that the explorer's condition is brought on by the urn itself, which is cursed.

The Hidden Treasure (01/30/1954)

A doctor's houseboy is murdered, and all the clues lead to a missing talisman and the mysterious Kaali cult.

The Crocodile God of Kaa (02/06/1954)

The brutal Crocodile cult of Kaa is kidnapping villagers and threatening to sacrifice them if a ransom is not paid. The cultists have superhuman strength, and Dr. Reynolds sets out to discover the source of their power, destroy the cult and rescue the villagers.

The Tiger's Claw (02/13/1954)

A plantation owner is apparently killed in a tiger attack, but Ramar believes it was murder and tries to find who was responsible.

The Forbidden Village (02/20/1954)

While traveling through the jungle in search of the Forbidden Village, Ogden and Reynolds come upon an American photographer who has just been chased from the village. The villagers believe that the photographer's presence has caused an outbreak of plague, and are threatening to kill anyone who comes to the village. Reynolds knows that he must enter the village to try to save the plague victims, even under the penalty of death.

The Bride of the Idol (03/06/1954)

A friend of Zahir is kidnapped by members of the Shanda cult, who intend to make her the bride of their murderous god. Reynolds and Professor Ogden set out to rescue the girl from a fate worse than death.

Actors: Jon Hall, Victor Millan, Ray Montgomery, Nick Stewart
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