The Jungle Princess (1920)

Adventure | 1920

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HISTORY

This feature was assembled from the fifteen-part serial The Lost City , which was copyrighted by Warner Bros. on 1 Jun 1920 (LP17042-56), produced by Selig Polyscope Co., distributed by Warner Bros., and had its premiere in Feb 1920. The feature opened in Chicago on 21 Nov 1920. Wid's Year Book indicates that it opened in Washington, D.C. by Aug 1920 at the latest. A contemporary trade journal calls the film a five reel feature, although some sources list it as a seven-reel film. One publicity article states that the serial was shot on location in Africa, but it seems more likely that it was shot at the Selig Polyscope Studios in Los Angeles with animals from the Selig ... More Less

This feature was assembled from the fifteen-part serial The Lost City , which was copyrighted by Warner Bros. on 1 Jun 1920 (LP17042-56), produced by Selig Polyscope Co., distributed by Warner Bros., and had its premiere in Feb 1920. The feature opened in Chicago on 21 Nov 1920. Wid's Year Book indicates that it opened in Washington, D.C. by Aug 1920 at the latest. A contemporary trade journal calls the film a five reel feature, although some sources list it as a seven-reel film. One publicity article states that the serial was shot on location in Africa, but it seems more likely that it was shot at the Selig Polyscope Studios in Los Angeles with animals from the Selig Zoo. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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MPN
17 Jan 20
p. 867, 881
MPN
6 Mar 20
p. 2345, 2346-47.
MPN
23 Oct 20
p. 3202.
MPN
27 Nov 20
p. 4087.
Wid'sY
1920
p. 163.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Lost City" by Frederic Chapin (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Lost City
Release Date:
1920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Life-threatening adventures in the interior of Africa lead to the discovery of a lost white race. The participants in the adventure include Zoolah, a Spanish girl kidnapped by African natives; a young American millionaire aviator on a joyride; the millionaire's ex-prizefighter friend; and numerous wild ... +


Life-threatening adventures in the interior of Africa lead to the discovery of a lost white race. The participants in the adventure include Zoolah, a Spanish girl kidnapped by African natives; a young American millionaire aviator on a joyride; the millionaire's ex-prizefighter friend; and numerous wild animals. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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