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Ramar of the Jungle

(1953-1954) A missionaries' son, Tom Reynolds (Jon Hall), returns to the jungle as a doctor where he treats natives and takes care of badguys, aided by Prof. Ogden (Ray Montgomery). "Ramar" means "White Medicine Man."

Ramar Picture

Vol. 1 King of the Watus 12/4/1953 Tom, Prof. Ogden and Willy accompany a woman into the lands of the fierce Watus tribe as she searches for her missing husband.
Lady of the Leopards 8/8/1953 Dr. Reynolds finds a woman dressed only in leopard skins who is held captive by her husband. The husband explains that during a full moon, the woman turns into a man-eating leopard. A suspicious Reynolds determines to find out the truth of the man's claims.
The Devil Soul 1/16/1953 Ogden and Reynolds come upon a local funeral, and are shocked to see that the "dead" man on the funeral pyre is very much alive. The natives believe that they have just seen the "walking dead", but Reynolds and Ogden think otherwise.
The Tiger's Claw 2/13/1954 A plantation owner is killed in an apparent tiger attack, but Reynolds and Prof. Ogden don't believe it was a tiger. They set out to determine who the real killer is before they themselves become the next victims.

Vol. 2 Dark Venture 12/12/1953 A beautiful but evil scientist plans to test her latest discovery, atomic gas, on the local natives. Dr. Reynolds finds out about her despicable scheme and sets out to stop her.
Voice from the Past 9/5/1953 Dr. Reynolds treats a man whose wife has just died in an accident. When the natives begin hearing voices coming out of the darkness and see what they believe to be ghosts, they fear that the man's dead wife has come back to take vengeance for her death.
Urn of Destiny 1/23/1954 After an American explorer removes the the sacred "Urn of Destiny" from the Tomb of Akara, he is suddenly seized by murderous rages, but then has no recollection of anything that he has done. Baffled, Dr. Reynolds consults with a local doctor, who tells him that the explorer's condition is brought on by the urn itself, which is cursed.
The Forbidden Village 2/20/1954 Ogden and Reynolds come upon an American photographer who has just been chased from the Forbidden Village. The villagers believe that the photographer's presence has caused an outbreak of plague, and are threatening to kill anyone who comes in. Reynolds knows that he must enter the village to try to save the plague victims, even under the penalty of death.

Vol. 3: Mark of Shaitan 6/27/1953 Prof. Ogden is attacked by a member of the sinister Shaitan devil-worshiping cult, and when he awakes he has the mark of Shaitan burned into his hand. The legend is that when the mark disappears the person will die, and as the symbol begins to fade away, Ogden gets sicker and sicker. Dr. Reynolds must race against time to unlock the secrets of the Shaitan cult before Ogden dies.
Mark of the Bola 7/18/1953 A safari ends disastrously when all the native guides and their leader are mysteriously murdered. The only survivor is the leader's wife, and the superstitious natives believe she is a witch who caused the disaster, and demand her death. Dr. Reynolds protects her while trying to find out what really happened on the safari.
Curse of the Devil Doll 7/25/1953 Chief Matumbo sends for Dr. Reynolds to try to help an explorer who is dying from a mysterious illness. When the doctor arrives at the village, however, the natives try to kill him. It turns out that the dying man is holding a secret that someone is trying to make him tell using voodoo, and Reynolds must find out what that secret is in order to discover who is using the voodoo on him.
Savage Challenge 9/19/1953 Willy takes Dr. Reynolds to Kangaland to meet his people, but when they get there they discover that a witch doctor has seized control during the chief's sickness. Reynolds gives the chief a shot of penicillin to cure his illness, but before it can take effect, the witch doctor captures Reynolds and prepares to burn him at the stake.

Vol. 4: Idol Voo-Doo 11/28/1953 An American explorer has stolen sacred idols from the Ngoma village, which the villagers believed protected them from illness and evil spirits. When the natives began to come down with mysterious ailments, the chief decides to execute one white man for every villager who dies. Dr. Reynolds must find the fleeing explorer and get the idols back before anyone else dies.
The Hidden Treasure 1/30/1954 A doctor's houseboy is murdered, and all the clues lead to a missing talisman and the mysterious Kaali cult.
The Bride of the Idol 3/6/1954 A friend of Zahir is kidnapped by members of the Shanda cult, who intend to make her the bride of their murderous god. Reynolds and Prof. Ogden set out to rescue the girl from a fate worse than death.
The Crocodile God of Kaa 2/6/1954 The brutal Crocodile cult of Kaa is kidnapping villagers and threatening to sacrifice them if a ransom is not paid. The cultists have superhuman strength, and Dr. Reynolds sets out to discover the source of their power, destroy the cult and rescue the villagers.

Vol. 5: Zombie Terror 9/12/1953 A mad scientist turns Prof. Ogden into a murderous zombie, and sends him on a mission to murder Dr. Reynolds.
Danger in Disguise 6/20/1953 Ramar and Prof. Ogden come across two botanists who have just, they claim, killed their native guide in self-defense. Believing their story, the men are offered lodging for the night at Ramar's camp. However, what Ramar and Ogden don't know is that the men aren't really botanists but narcotics traffickers in Africa looking for new supplies, and they are taking a great interest in Ramar's and Ogden's new, and unpatented, medicines.
White Savages 4/25/1953 Ramar hears about a rare substance that halts the effects of aging. The only problem is that it is in territory controlled by The White Goddess, where white men are forbidden to enter. Nevertheless, Ramar is determined to make contact with her, but discovers that he's not the only one--two dangerous escaped convicts are looking for her, too.
Trail to Danger 11/11/1953 A local postman is attacked and stabbed by two men hoping to intercept a map to an unclaimed diamond mine being sent to a man and his daughter. Learning of the circumstances from the dying mailman, Ramar sets out to stop the two men from stealing the mine from its rightful owners, and most likely killing them while they're at it.

Vol. 6: Drums of the Jungle 5/2/1953 An American trader can't convince the chief to exchange their ivory for gold. However, the village's corrupt witch doctor is more than happy to make the trade and, unknown to the chief, strikes a deal with the trader to steal the tribe's ivory in exchange for the gold. To cover his tracks, though, the witch doctor frames another tribesman for the crime--the chief's son, who happens to be a friend of Ramar's.
White Man's Magic 8/29/1953 Conway, a somewhat crazed ventriloquist, wanders into Ramar's camp after having been lost in the jungle. The natives, seeing Conway's dummy, believe it to be a god, steal it, and bring it to their village to worship on a shrine. When Conway risks his life to get the dummy back, Ramar begins to suspect that the dummy may be filled with stolen radium.
The Golden Tablet 8/1/1953 Dr. Reynolds and a beautiful young woman run into a greedy explorer who believes that the inscription on a golden tablet he discovered is the key to a treasure of unimaginable wealth, and he will stop at nothing--including murder--to get the tablet translated.
The Flaming Mountain 7/22/1953 While archaeologists are attempting to recover a golden tablet, they are captured by natives, who accuse them of breaking a sacred taboo. Reynolds and Ogden must find them and rescue them before their captors administer their own version of a "truth serum".

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