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Jungle Gents is a 1954 comedy film
Comedy film
Comedy film is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. They are designed to elicit laughter from the audience. Comedies are mostly light-hearted dramas and are made to amuse and entertain the audiences...

 starring The Bowery Boys
The Bowery Boys
The Bowery Boys were fictional New York City characters who were the subject of feature films released by Monogram Pictures from 1946 through 1958....

. The film was released on September 5, 1954 by Allied Artists
Allied Artists International
Allied Artists International, Inc. is an entertainment company which works on movies, television, music, games, and other media products. The company is the successor to Allied Artists Pictures Corporation . In 1971, Allied Artists Pictures Corporation formed subsidiary Allied Artists Records...

 and is the thirty-fifth film in the series.

Plot


Sach obtains the ability to smell diamonds after he starts taking medication for a sinus infection. He and the boys go off to Africa in search of wealth, with Grimshaw as their guide. A gang of thieves comes along and tries to steal any diamonds that they may find. They capture the boys and insist they help the thieves find diamonds. They boys are unwilling to help so they try to get Sach to catch a cold so he cannot smell any diamonds. Unfortunately the thieves enlist a witch doctor to cure Sach. A native girl, Annatta, who only wants a "kiss, kiss, kiss" from Sach, comes along and rescues them.

The Bowery Boys

  • Leo Gorcey
    Leo Gorcey
    Leo Bernard Gorcey was an American stage and movie actor who became famous for portraying on film the leader of the group of young hooligans known variously as the Dead End Kids, The East Side Kids and The Bowery Boys. Always the most pugnacious member of the gangs he participated in, young Leo...

     as Terrance Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
  • Huntz Hall
    Huntz Hall
    Henry Richard "Huntz" Hall was an American radio, theatrical, and motion picture performer noted primarily for his roles in the "Dead End Kids" movies, such as Angels with Dirty Faces , which gave way to the "The Bowery Boys" movie franchise, a prolific and highly successful series of comedies in...

     as Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
  • David Gorcey
    David Gorcey
    David Gorcey was an American actor and comedian best known as being a member of the comedy team of The Bowery Boys. He was the younger brother of Dead End Kids member Leo Gorcey.-Career:...

     as Chuck Anderson (Credited as David Condon)
  • Bennie Bartlett as Butch Williams

Remaining cast

  • Bernard Gorcey as Louie Dumbrowski
  • Patrick O'Moore as Grimshaw
  • Rudolph Anders
    Rudolph Anders
    Rudolph Anders was a German character actor who came to the United States after the rise of Hitler, and appeared in numerous American films in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. During the 1940s, he used the stage name of Robert O. Davis...

     as Dr. Goebel
  • Laurette Luez
    Laurette Luez
    Laurette Luez was a United States supporting actor and successful commercial model who appeared in films and on television during a 20 year career. She was a widely known Hollywood celebrity during the 1950s, owing much to publicity about her social life...

     as Anatta
  • Josh A. Martin as Jose Martinez

Production


The jungle sets are the same ones used for the 1949-1955 film series starring Bomba, the Jungle Boy
Bomba, the Jungle Boy
Bomba the Jungle Boy was a series of American boy's adventure books produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate under the pseudonym Roy Rockwood and published by Cupples & Leon in the first half of the 20th century in imitation of the successful Tarzan series....

.