Captive Girl

Captive Girl is the fourth Jungle Jim film produced by Columbia Pictures. It was directed by William Berke and starred Johnny Weissmuller as the title character.[1][2] It was also Weismuller's second teaming with his fellow former Tarzan and Olympic Gold Medal swimming champion Buster Crabbe after Swamp Woman.[3] The film was the only feature film appearance of Anita Lhoest who was a swimming champion and cellist.[4]

Captive Girl
Italian film poster
Directed byWilliam Berke
Produced bySam Katzman
Written byCarroll Young
(written for the screen by)
StarringJohnny Weissmuller
CinematographyIra H. Morgan
Edited byHenry Batista
The Katzman Company
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • April 27, 1950 (1950-04-27) (premiere)
  • June 1950 (1950-06) (United States)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States


Jungle Jim is summoned to go to a different jungle area for a twin mission. He is to escort Chief Mahala, returning after studying in the West, to regain the leadership of his tribe. His second mission is to investigate a mysterious blonde witch who has a pet tiger. It is believed the "witch" is actually Joan Martindale, the child of a long missing couple. In his absence, Chief Mahala's leadership has been usurped by the evil witch doctor Hakim who seeks to kill the white witch.

A third factor is the evil treasure hunter Barton. Hakim keeps his power by making sacrifices of prisoners bound in gold chains and jewels who are thrown into the Lagoon of the Dead; these victims included the Martindales with Hakim seeking Joan to prevent her testifying against him after Mahala gains control of the tribe. Using scuba gear, Barton seeks to gather the gold and jewels of the drowned victims for himself.



  1. ^ "Captive Girl". Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  2. ^ CAPTIVE GIRL Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 17, Iss. 193, (Jan 1, 1950): 171.
  3. ^ Johnny Weissmuller: Olympics to Tarzan Behlmer, Rudy. Films in Review; New York Vol. 47, Iss. 7-8, (Jul/Aug 1996): 20.
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