Jungle Queen
Directed byLewis D. Collins
Ray Taylor
Written byGeorge H. Plympton
Ande Lamb
Produced byMorgan Cox
Ray Taylor
StarringEdward Norris
Eddie Quillan
Douglass Dumbrille
Lois Collier
Ruth Roman
Tala Birell
Clarence Muse
CinematographyMaury Gertsman
William A. Sickner
Edited byIrving Birnbaum
Jack Dolan
Ace Herman
Alvin Todd
Edgar Zane
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • January 23, 1945 (1945-01-23)
Running time
13 chapters (219 min)
CountryUnited States

Jungle Queen (1945) is a Universal movie serial. This serial was later re-edited into a feature film for television called Jungle Safari (1956).


In 1939, Nazi Germany sends a team of agents to incite revolt and seize British Middle Africa as a first step in conquering Africa. Attempting to place their own sympathiser in charge of the local tribe, they face resistance from Pamela Courtney searching for her Uncle Allen Courtney, a pair of American volunteers and the mysterious Jungle Queen Lothel, who appears out of nowhere in her nightgown to give advice and instructions to the tribe.


Critical reception

Cline writes that "although well produced, it often became bogged down with complicated plot twists, psychological debates and confusion as to who was on whose side, and what was really being accomplished." The Jungle Queen herself is never adequately explained.[1]

Chapter titles

  1. Invitation to Danger
  2. Jungle Sacrifice
  3. The Flaming Mountain
  4. Wildcat Stampede
  5. The Burning Jungle
  6. Danger Ship
  7. Trip-wire Murder
  8. The Mortar Bomb
  9. Death Watch
  10. Execution Chamber
  11. The Trail of Doom
  12. Dragged Under
  13. The Secret of the Sword!



The serial reuses aircraft footage from Five Came Back (1939) as well as volcano and crocodile attack footage from East of Borneo (1931).

See also


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "3. The Six Faces of Adventure". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 35. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  2. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 239. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded byMystery of the River Boat (1944) Universal Serial Jungle Queen (1945) Succeeded byThe Master Key (1945)