CTVA US Adventure - "Jungle Jim" (Screen Gems/synd) (1955-56) starring Johnny Weissmuller

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Jungle Jim (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King,,  Sal Crisanti
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
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JUNGLE JIM
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Filmed and Produced by
Screen Gems Television Productions,
a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Corporation

for First-Run Syndication
Production Executive Fred Briskin
Produced by Harold Greene
Based on the newspaper feature by Alex Raymond

US Jungle Adventure series 1955-56     26 episodes x 30 min bw
Starring:

Johnny Weissmuller
as Jungle Jim
Martin Huston as Skipper, Jungle Jim's son
Norman Fredric as Kaseem, Jungle Jim, Hindu manservant
Recurring Cast:
Paul Cavanagh as Commissioner Morrison
and
Tamba, the chimpanzee / Trader, Skipper's dog

Premise:
Famous swimming star and movie actor Johnny
    Weissmuller brings Jungle Jim, a well - known comic strip
    character to television. Aiding and abetting Jungle Jim in his
    adventures are his ten - year - old son Skipper, his Hindu
    servant Kaseem and Tamba, an extraordinarily bright chimpanzee.
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DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
DONALD MCDOUGALL, EARL BELLAMY
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WRITERS INCLUDED:
TERANCE MAPLES, LEE ERWIN, PETER DIXON, JOE RICHARDSON, JOHN O'DEA
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SUPERVISING FILM EDITOR: HENRY BATISTA, A.C.E.
*
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS INCLUDED :
MARK SANDRICH AND MITCHELL GAMSON
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DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: IRVING LIPPMAN
MUSIC SUPERVISION: ALEC COMPINSKY
STUNTS: PAUL STADER (JOHNNY WEISSMULLER'S DOUBLE)

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Syndicated Program

 1.01 [--] Jungle Jim: MAN KILLER (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 1
Directed By Earl Bellamy
Written By Dwight Babcock
Guest Cast:
Dick Rich........as Richard Manderville
Don Blackman........as Milu
Synopsis
A well-to-do tenderfoot violates the law of the jungle by wounding
a lion and allowing it to escape. The lion goes on a rampage and
Jim tries to catch the mad beast. [JK]
(Aired 14Oct55 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 

1.02 [--] Jungle Jim: LAND OF TERROR (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 2
Directed By Earl Bellamy
Written By Wallace Bosco
Guest Cast:
Helene Marshall........as Marilyn Hansard
Art Millan........as John Farrington
Paul Guilfoyle........as Charles Hansard
Synopsis 1:
Jim finds a world of prehistoric animals when he goes in search
of a missing botanist.
Synopsis 2:
     Jungle Jim learns that the noted botanist Charles Hansard
    has been lost in a mountain region inhabited by giant lizards. [JK]
(Aired 21Oct55 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 

1.03 [--] Jungle Jim: TREASURE OF THE AMAZON (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 3
Directed By Earl Bellamy
Written By Malvin Wald
Guest Cast:
Olaf Hytten........as Whitfield Smythe
Edmund Hashim........as Henry Madeiro
Synopsis 1:
Jim finds danger awaiting him when he and Skipper accompany two
fraudulent arhceologists to the lost Inca City of Baroa
Synopsis 2:
          Jungle Jim, Skipper and Tamba accompany two archeologists
    on an expedition to the lost Inca city, Baroa. Unknown to Jungle
    Jim and his friends, the archeologists are thieves. [JK]
(Aired 28Oct55 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 
 
[04] Jungle Jim: LAGOON OF DEATH
prod. no. 4
DIRECTED BY EARL BELLAMY.
WRITTEN BY WELLS ROOT.
GUEST CAST:
FRANK SCANNELL....AS CARTER,
MICKEY SIMPSON....AS CAPTAIN BERGSON,
DANIEL DE JONGHE....AS HUBER,
NYRA MONSOUR....AS TAHERA.
Synopsis 1:
Jim finds himself a kidnap victim of ruthless men bent on stealing
the priceless black pearls of a cannibal tribe.
  Synopsis 2:
        Jungle Jim is kidnapped to serve as a guide to a treasure of
    black pearls on a cannibal island. [JK]
  (Aired 4Nov55 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 

[05] Jungle Jim: A FORTUNE IN IVORY (A.K.A. "SKIPPER'S TUTOR").
prod. no. 5
DIRECTED BY EARL BELLAMY.
TELEPLAY BY TERENCE MAPLES
STORY BY PETER DIXON.
GUEST CAST:
DOROTHY ADAMS....AS EMILY HADDOCK,
PIERCE LYDEN....AS MASTERSON.
RECURRING CAST:
PAUL CAVANAGH AS COMMISSIONER MORRISON.
Skipper and his tutor find themselves in trouble when they
stumble on a thief's ivory treasure. [JK]
(Aired 11Nov55 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 
 
   1.06 [--] Jungle Jim: JUNGLE JUSTICE (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 6
Directed By Donald McDougall
Written By J.Benton Cheney
Guest Cast:
Ted Hecht........as Chandro Das
Pepe Hern........as Niron Khan
Noel De Souza........as The Indian Clerk
Recurring Cast:
Paul Cavanaugh.....as Com. Morrison
Synopsis:
        Jungle Jim tries to help Kaseem's friend, Niran, who is accused
    of stealing money collected for charity. [JK]
(Aired 18Nov55 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 

1.07 [--] Jungle Jim: THE EYES OF MANOBA (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 7
Directed By Donald McDougall
Written By Harry Poppe, Jr.
Guest Cast:
Elzie Emanuel........as Nemo
Smoki Whitfield........as Chief Witu
Recurring Cast:
Paul Cavanaugh.....as Com. Morrison
Synopsis 1:
Believing that the eyes of their tribe idol, valuable jewels
have been stolen, a primative tribe is about to wage war against
those they think are guilty.
Synopsis 2:
        The district commissioner sends Jungle Jim to keep the Basutos
    from waging war. The Basutos believe the Wazuries have stolen the
    priceless gem eyes of their idol.
(Aired 25Nov55 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 

1.08 [--] Jungle Jim: THE KING'S GHOST (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 8
Directed By Donald McDougall
Written By Malvin Wald
Guest Cast:
Barbara Hill........as Velmo Powell
Zon Murray.......as Joe Pike
Charles Swain........as Mogo
Martin Wilkins........as Chief Kinu
Pat O'Hara........as Albert Morton
Synopsis:
        Jungle Jim and his party join an explorer on an expedition to the
    jungles of New Guinea. [JK]
    (Aired 16Dec55 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 

[09] Jungle Jim: WHITE MAGIC
prod. no. 9
DIRECTED BY DONALD MCDOUGALL
TELEPLAY BY ROBERT WILLIAMS
STORY BY WALLACE BOSCO
GUEST CAST:
BERNIE HAMILTON....AS MOKO,
EMMETT SMITH....AS CHIEF BWOTI,
ARCHIE SAVAGE....AS KMOTO,
HATTIE WILEY....AS POPOTA.
Synopsis:
A young native whom Jungle Jim sent to medical school returns to
his tribe as a doctor. The tribe's witch doctor arouses the chief
against the young doctor. [JK]
   (Aired 23Dec55 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 
  
 1.10 [--] Jungle Jim: THE DEADLY IDOL (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 10
Directed By Donald McDougall
Written By Terence Maples
Guest Cast:
John Dodsworth........as Neal Croft
Irene Lang........as Catharine Croft
Bill Walker........as Chief Batsu
Synopsis:
    The new assistant district commissioner and his wife secure
    Jungle Jim's services to guide them to the Maku tribe. [JK] 
(Aired 9Dec55 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 

1.11 Jungle Jim: THE LEOPARD'S PAW (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 11
Directed By Donald McDougall
Written By Lawrence Goldman
Guest Cast:
Otis Greene ........ as Mbaki
Woody Strode ........ as Zangurna
Synopsis :
A young Bantu native must pass his warrior's test by killing a
leopard.
  Synopsis 2:
        Jungle Jim comes to the aid of a young Bantu native who must pass
    a warrior's test by killing a leopard. [JK]
    (Aired 2Dec55 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 

1.12 Jungle Jim: MAN FROM ZANZIBAR   (verified -SC)
prod. no. 12 (1955)
DIRECTED BY DONALD MCDOUGALL
TELEPLAY BY LEE ERWIN AND PETER DIXON
FROM A STORY BY PETER DIXON.
GUEST CAST:
BAYNES BARRON....AS BRUNO,
WILLIAM CHALLEE....AS JOHN NELSON,
FRED MOULTRIE....AS N'TALA.
RECURRING CAST
PAUL CAVANAGH AS COMMISSIONER MORRISON.
SYNOPSIS 1:
JUNGLE JIM, SKIPPER AND KASEEM ENCOUNTER A NOTORIOUS JEWEL THIEF NAMED
BRUNO WHO'S IMPERSONATING AN INSURANCE INVESTIGATOR NAMED JOHN NELSON,
SO HE CAN RECOVER A PRICELESS COLLECTION OF PEARLS LOCATED NEAR JUNGLE
JIM'S CAMP. [SC]
Synopsis 21:
    Skipper's friend N'Tala finds a cache of priceless pearls near Jungle
    Jim's camp. [JK]
    (Aired 30Dec55 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 
  
1.13 Jungle Jim: PRECIOUS CARGO  (verified -SC)
prod. no. 13 (1955)
Guest Cast:
DIRECTED BY DONALD MCDOUGALL.
STORY AND TELEPLAY BY TERENCE MAPLES.
GUEST CAST:
PAUL HAHN....AS BILL RAND,
GREGG BARTON....AS CLETE BRAGGAN,
Betty Caulfield (as Janice Wilson)
William Leslie (as Edgar Wilson)
SYNOPSIS 1:
JUNGLE JIM AND SKIPPER DISCOVER A BABY SET ADRIFT ON A RAFT. THEY
QUICKLY SET OUT TO FIND THE PARENTS. THE TRAIL LEADS THEM TO TWO
CHARACTORS NAMED RAND AND BRAGGAN, NOT KNOWING THAT THEY HAVE
KIDNAPPED THE BABY'S PARENTS, AND ARE HOLDING THEM FOR RANSOM IN A
CAVE. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
       A young oil millionaire and his wife and child are kidnapped and
    left alone in a cave. [JK]
(Aired 6Jan56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 
  
1.14 [--] Jungle Jim: THE GOLDEN PARASOL (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 14
Directed By Donald McDougal
Story & Teleplay By Dwight Babcock
Guest Cast:
Paul Thompson........as King Otumfo
John Truax........as Evans
John Merrick........as True Blood
Floyd Shackleford........as The Witch Doctor
Norman Fredric (as Kaseem) (recurring) ??,
Synopsis:
        Two escaped convicts steal the king's parasol. Otumfo blames Tamba
    when he discovers that his priceless golden parasol has been stolen and
    threatens to kill him if the parasol is not returned by sundown. [JK]
(Aired 13Jan56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 

[15] Jungle Jim: THE CODE OF THE JUNGLE
prod. no. 15
DIRECTED BY DONALD MCDOUGALL.
WRITTEN BY LEE ERWIN.
Guest Cast:
Harry Hickox (as Jack Raily)
Synopsis:
  Tamba is jealous of Skipper's new pet, a dog named Trader, and
    tries to lose him in the jungle. The dog finds his way to the camp of
    a former guide. [JK]  
(Aired 20Jan56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 

[16] Jungle Jim: WILD MAN OF THE JUNGLE
prod. no. 16
Synopsis:
        A friend of Jungle Jim's asks him to help put an end to the wild -
    man threat that is hampering work on his plantation. [JK]
(Aired 27Jan56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 

1.17 [--] Jungle Jim: SAFARI INTO DANGER (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 17
Directed By Donald McDougall
Story & Teleplay By John O'Dea and Jerry Thomas
Guest Cast:
Myrna Dell........as Mickey Worth
Frank Richards........as Waco Johnson
Jules Brock........as Pogani
Martin Huston (as Skipper) (recurring) ??,
Norman Fredric (as Kaseem) (recurring) ??,
Synopsis:
Jungle Jim is hired to help capture animals for a circus. Trouble
ensues when his cowardly employers insure the wrath of a Pygmy tribe. [JK]
(Aired 3Feb56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 

 1.18 Jungle Jim: BLOOD MONEY (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 18
Directed By Donald McDougall
Story & Teleplay By Lee Erwin
Guest Cast:
Paul Keast ............ as Avery Dixon
Ike Jones ............. as Ponu
Francis Karath ........ as Doris Dixon
Recurring Cast:
Paul Cavanaugh ........ as Comm. Morrison
Synopsis:
        Jungle Jim agrees to act as a guide for a wealthy man and his
    spoiled daughter in an effort to get the man to donate money for a
    native school. [JK]
   (Aired 10Feb56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC) 

1.19 Jungle Jim: STRIPED FURY (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 19
Directed By Donald McDougall
Story & Teleplay By Dwight Babcock
Guest Cast:
Bobkar Ben Ali .......... as The Maharajah (Bobker)
Philip Van Zandt ........ as Rom Singh
Serena Sande ............ as Leela
Dehl Berti .............. as Vasu Monohar
Synopsis 1:
Jim, Skipper,and their animals travel to India to help rid the
natives of a menacing tiger. While there, they meet with
resistance from a terrorist band.
Synopsis 2:
        In India a man - eating tiger is harassed by a native tribe in a
    primitive version of the protection racket.
(Aired 17Feb56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC)      
 
 1.20  Jungle Jim: THE SCARED SCARAB (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 20
Directed By Donald McDougall
Story & Teleplay By Sloan Nibley
Guest Cast:
Tom McKee........as Brewster
Wes Hudman........as Locke
Charles La Torre........as Rossini
Roy Lennert........as Morgan
Synopsis:
      Posing as members of the International Police Force, two gang-
    sters persuade Jungle Jim to guide them to the district where a plane
    carrying a priceless golden scarab has disappeared.
Jungle Jim, unaware of their identity, agrees to help them. [JK]
(Aired 24Feb56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC)   
 
1.21 Jungle Jim: VOODOO DRUMS (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 21
Directed By Donald McDougall
Story & Teleplay By Lee Erwin
Guest Cast:
Martin Wilkins........as Orenga
I.Stanford Jolley........as Bremer
Don C. Harvey........as Kenyon
Recurring Cast:
Paul Cavanaugh.....Commissioner Morrison
Synopsis:
Jungle Jim is surprised to hear the war drums of the Makota tribe
after chief had promised to maintain peace. [JK]
(Aired 2Mar56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC)  

1.22 Jungle Jim: THE AVENGER (verified - SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 22
Directed By Donald McDougall
Story & Teleplay By Charles R. Marion
Guest Cast:
Joel Ashley ........... as Stacy
Robert Bice ........... as Adam Brock
George Cisar .......... as Allen
Mauritz Hugo .......... as Fletcher
Synopsis 1:
Jungle Jim is employed by three trappers to lead them on a
safari to trap black panthers.
Synopsis 2:  
      Jungle Jim leads a group of trappers on a safari. Trouble brews
when a stranger, bent on revenge, joins them. [JK]
(Aired 9Mar56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC)                        
 
1.23 Jungle Jim: RETURN OF THE TAUREGS (verified - SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 23
Directed By Donald McDougall
Teleplay By Terrence Maple and Rik Vollaerts/
From A Story By Lawrence Goldman
Guest Cast:
Byron Foulger ......... as Prof. James West
Duane Thorsen ......... as Morton
Mell Welles ........... as Houssein
Anthony Ghazio ........ as Chief Moolug
Synopsis 1:
Jungle Jim is on the trail of a slave trader who kidnapped the
native guides of a butterfly expert.
Synopsis 2:
       While on a butterfly hunt with a scholarly professor, Jungle Jim
    discovers a slave-trading ring. [JK]
(Aired 16Mar56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC)  

1.24 [--] Jungle Jim: THE SILVER LOCKET (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 24
Directed By Donald McDougall
Written By John O'Dea, Jerry Thomas and Roy Erwin
Guest Cast:
Ruth Ckifford........as Lady Forsythe
Irene Walpole........as M'Wali
Emmett Smith........as Chief N'Bana
Synopsis:
After caging a lion, Jungle Jim discovers the animal is wearing a
locket bearing a famous crest. A woman identifies the locket and
informs him that her baby daughter was wearing it when she
disappeared into the jungle many years ago. The locket leads Jim
to discover the girl who disappeared into the jungle as a child. [JK]
(Aired 23Mar56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC)
 
[25] Jungle Jim: GIFT OF EVIL
prod. no. 25
Synopsis 1:
In order to get a watch for Christmas, Skipper guides a medicine
man to a native village.
Synopsis 2:
        Skipper, without Jungle Jim's knowledge, unwittingly guides a
     medicine man, who is selling contaminated medicine, to the native
    villages to trade his wares. [JK]
(Aired 30Mar56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC)

1.26 [--] Jungle Jim: POWER OF DARKNESS (final episode) (verified -SC)
Screen Gems prod. no. 26
Directed By Donald McDougall
Teleplay By Wells Root & J. Benton Cheney / Story By Wells Root
Guest Cast:
Pierre Watkin........as Horatio Larkin
Keye Luke........as JaLang
Philip Ahn........as Karja
Synopsis:
When Jim and his party join an expedition to the Himalayas to
observe a solar eclipse, they follow a strange figure into a tunnel
and suddenly find themselves prisoners in a Tibetan kingdom ruled
by a white man. Jim uses the sun's eclipse to convince the natives
that he is a god. [JK]
(Aired 6Apr56 WRCA CH.4 (NBC) NYC)

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