The Call of the Savage
Directed by Lew Landers
Produced by Milton Gatzert
Henry MacRae
Written by Basil Dickey
Nate Gatzert
George H. Plympton
Starring Noah Beery Jr.
Dorothy Short
Harry Woods
Bryant Washburn
Cinematography William Sickner
Richard Fryer
Editing by Irving Applebaum
Saul A. Goodkind
Alvin Todd
Edward Todd
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) 1935
Running time 12 chapters (231 min)
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Language English

The Call of the Savage (1935) is a Universal serial based on the story Jan of the Jungle by Otis Adelbert Kline. It was directed by Lew Landers and released by Universal Pictures.


Two teams of scientists scour the dark jungles of Africa to find a secret formula.


Call of the Savage features "Jan, the Jungle Boy" and was based on "Jan of the Jungle" by Otis Adelbert Kline, a successful pulp story which rivalled the Tarzan series.[1][2]

In 1956 material from this serial was edited into a 70-minute film called Savage Fury.

Chapter titlesEdit

  1. Shipwrecked
  2. Captured by Cannibals
  3. Stampeding Death
  4. Terrors of the Jungle
  5. The Plunge of Peril
  6. Thundering Waters
  7. The Hidden Monster
  8. Jungle Treachery
  9. The Avenging Fire God
  10. Descending Doom
  11. The Dragon Strikes
  12. The Pit of Flame


See alsoEdit


  1. Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "6. Jungle "Look Out The Elephants Are Coming!"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. pp. 132. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9. 
  2. Cline, William C. (1984). "2. In Search of Ammunition". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc.. pp. 11. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 
  3. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc.. pp. 212. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 

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Preceded by
Rustlers of Red Dog (1935)
Universal Serial
The Call of the Savage (1935)
Succeeded by
The Roaring West (1935)

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