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Johnny Sheffield

After making his film debut at age 8 in “Tarzan Finds A Son” (1939), Johnny never looked back. Seven more hit Tarzan films followed before Johnny became a star in his own right with a series of popular “Bomba” jungle adventures, the first of which was “Bomba, The Jungle Boy” (1949). In 1955 the Bomba films came to an end with “Lord Of The Jungle”. In 1962 the Bomba films were re-edited into a 13 episode TV series titled, “Zim Bomba”.

Johnny Sheffield Fact File :

Johnny Sheffield

Birth Name: Johnny Sheffield
Date Of Birth: 11th April 1931
Place Of Birth: Pasadena, California, USA

Father: Actor, Reginald Sheffield

Film Debut: “Tarzan Finds A Son” (1939)

Signature Film Series:
Johnny Sheffield starred as “Bomba The Jungle Boy” in 12 feature films from 1949 to 1955. The character of “Bomba” was created by writer Roy Rockwood.

Johnny Sheffield Movies on VHS & DVD :

Babes In Arms(1939) VHS
Busby Berkeley directs Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in a rousing rendition of Rodgers and Hart's famed Broadway hit. They're children of vaudevillians who go on tour with their parents and their stage veteran friends and, after not being allowed to join them in performance, start their own show. With Charles Winninger, Grace Hayes. Songs include "Where or When," "Good Morning" and "I Cried for You." 96 min.

Tarzan Finds A Son!(1939) VHS
Well, the Hollywood censors wouldn't let Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan have a child out of wedlock, so the jungle-dwelling pair rescue an orphaned 5-year-old from a plane crash and protect him from greedy relatives after his inheritance. Fourth entry in MGM's Tarzan series also stars Ian Hunter and Johnny Sheffield as "Boy." 82 min.

Tarzan's Secret Treasure(1941) VHS
The treasure is a fortune in gold located deep in the bush, and to find it some rapscallions resort to holding Jane and Boy hostage in order to coerce Tarzan into helping them. Want to bet Johnny Weissmuller will deliver some "jungle justice" before too long? With Maureen O'Sullivan, Reginald Owen, Barry Fitzgerald and Johnny Sheffield. 81 min.

Tarzan's New York Adventure(1942) VHS
When Boy is kidnapped by circus owners and taken to America, Tarzan and Jane follow, and the Jungle Lord's first encounter with skyscrapers, traffic jams and suits make a humorous, exciting film. The final MGM entry in the series stars Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan (her last appearance as Jane), Johnny Sheffield, Charles Bickford; look for first screen Tarzan Elmo Lincoln in a cameo. 70 min.

 

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“Bomba And The Lost Volcano” (1950) Now on VHS :

The Lost Volcano (Bomba And The Lost Volcano)(1950) VHS
This actioner was the third entry in the "Bomba, The Jungle Boy" film series starring Johnny Sheffield ("Boy" in MGM's Tarzan movies) as the adolescent African hero. Here Bomba swings to the rescue when shady hunters kidnap a young boy who can guide them to a lost city located in the middle of an active volcano. With Donald Woods, Marjorie Lord and Tommy Ivo. 67 min.

 

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