Lord of the Jungle [Rogue Elephant]

Los Angeles: Allied Artists, 1955. Revised Draft script for the 1955 film, "Lord of the Jungle," here under the film's working title, "Rogue Elephant" on the front wrapper (struk-through and replaced with "Lord of the Jungle" in holograph pencil). File copy, with a file label on the front wrapper, dated 1955.

The last installment in the "Bomba, the Jungle Boy" Poverty Row series (12 films), based on the boy's adventure books by Roy Rockwood (a pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, producer of the "Nancy Drew," "The Hardy Boys," and "Tom Swift" books). Mona Andrews (Hale) is visiting her uncle in Africa at the same time three elephant hunters, Jeff Wood (Morris) and two others, set out to exterminate a herd of elephants that has been terrorizing local villages. Bomba (Sheffield) knows the herd is being led by one angry bull elephant, and is willing to have only the rogue elephant killed. The three hunters capture Bomba and leave him guarded by a couple of natives. Mona helps Bomba escape and he locates the herd and arranges for the rogue elephant to be killed by Barnes.

Set in Africa.

Yellow titled wrappers, noted as BOMBA no. 12, and production No. 5503 in holograph pencil on the front wrapper, dated 1955. Distribution page present, with receipt removed, noted as copy No. 44. Title page integral with distribution page, with credits for screenwriter/director Beebe. 104 leaves, with last page of text numbered 109. Mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 2/1/55 and 2/8/55. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

Martin 235.

[Book #134904]

Price: $275.00