|King of the Wild|
|Directed by||B. Reeves Eason|
Lionel Backus (asst.)
Theodore Joos (asst.)
|Produced by||Nat Levine|
|Written by||Wyndham Gittens|
|Music by||Lee Zahler|
|Cinematography||Benjamin H. Kline|
Edward A. Kull
|Distributed by||Mascot Pictures|
|12 chapters (248 min)|
A seven-reel feature version of the serial was later released in South America under the title Bimi.
Robert Grant, framed for a coup in the Indian country of Ranjapur, escapes from prison to Africa in search of the real villains. Here he meets Sheik Mustapha (Boris Karloff), who has evidence to clear him, and the location of a secret diamond mine.
- Walter Miller as Robert Grant, American escapee from Ranjapur
- Nora Lane as Muriel Armitage, Tom Armitage's sister
- Dorothy Christy as Mrs LaSalle
- Tom Santschi as Harris, Villainous Animal trapper
- Boris Karloff as Mustapha, an African sheikh
- Arthur McLaglen as Bimi, the Ape man
- Carroll Nye as Tom Armitage, Muriel's brother who knows the location of a secret diamond mine
- Victor Potel as Peterson
- Albert DeWinton as Cyril Wainwright
- Martha Lalande as Mrs Colby
- Mischa Auer as Dakka, an escaped lunatic
- Lafe McKee as Officer
The stars of King of the Wild were originally intended to be Harry Carey and Edwina Booth, but filming on the MGM film Trader Horn (1931) went over-schedule, forcing Mascot to recast the serial with Walter Miller and Nora Lane instead.
Also appearing in the serial was real-life explorer Albert DeWinton. He later went after explorer Percy Fawcett who had disappeared in Brazil several years earlier. DeWinton also disappeared in the Amazon in early 1934 and was presumed dead. Bimi, the Ape Man, was played by actor Victor McLaglen's brother, and Mischa Auer plays an escaped lunatic named Dakka.
King of the Wild is sometimes misreported as an alternate title for the serial King of the Kongo, which also starred Boris Karloff.
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- The Avenging Horde
- Secret of the Volcano
- Pit of Peril
- Creeping Doom
- Sealed Lips
- Jaws of the Jungle
- Door of Dread
- Leopard's Lair
- The Fire of the Gods
- Jungle Justice
- King of the Wild at the All Movie, retrieved 29/04/07
- Associated Press via Montreal Gazette (September 17, 1934)
- Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "14. The Villains "All Bad, All Mad"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 351. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9.
- Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 203. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
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