Quick Look: Darkest Africa is a 1936 film serial that features real-life animal trainer Clyde Beatty, who plays himself. The plot, according to Wikipedia, starts with Beatty on Safari in East Africa, where he "runs into a loincloth wearing boy, Baru, and his pet ape Bonga. Baru reveals that he has escaped from the lost city of Joba, King Solomon's sacred city of the Golden Bat, but that his sister, Valerie, remains there. She was found by High Priest Dagna as a child and declared to be Joba's goddess as part of his quest for power. Her escape could cause a revolt among the city's citizens. Clyde agrees to help Baru rescue Valerie and they set out to Joba, through the Valley of Lost Souls."
The first episode of the 15-chapter serial, "BARU – Son of the Jungle," can be seen below.
-- Information is current as of July 11, 2019
Roku Channel Store Description: A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest. Stars: Clyde Beatty, Manuel King, Elaine Shepard
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