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TCM Jungle Classics Mini-Marathon

August 5th, 2010 (08:41 am)

This morning TCM is running four jungle classics back to back. First off, Johnny Sheffield, who co-starred with Johnny Weissmuller in seven Tarzan films as "Boy", starts the morning as Bomba the Jungle Boy

in "The Lion Hunters" (1951)

and "African Treasure" (1952). Sheffield would make twelve appearances as Bomba.

Next up is Tarzan's Fight For Life starring Gordon Scott.

Ending the jungle fest is "Tarzan's Three Challenges" starring Jock Mahoney.

While you'll never find any Oscar nominations among this group, it is a fun filled morning of summers gone by when I watched Tarzan and jungle movies during the summer of my youth and ran around in the back yard in shorts only with a bow and arrows shooting everything from a bale of hay to trees and such playing Tarzan. Oh to be young again!