Some Low Budget War Fare
Buxx | 08/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"JUNGLE PATROL is a strange little movie, in the respect that most of the action is taken form the communication centers radio. The acting is good, but I didn't really buy this double feature for JUNGLE PATROL.
THE SILENT RAIDERS was Richard Bartlett's and Earle Lyon's first attempt at a feature film. If you cannot put up with cheesy sets, and a cast of unknowns and non-existent production values, then you wouldn't be interested in this movie. The reason I give it such a high rating is the mere fact that it was made for around $27,000! Now this was during the period when Ed Wood was cranking out real klunkers at twice that price. Had they a few more bucks, they may have been able to flesh out the characters, given the movie a little more texture, and quality. But it is what it is...and that is a great first effort from a team that would go on and crank out THE LONESOME TRAIL, THE SILVER STAR, and the very surreal TWO GUN LADY. Lyon sings the picture's neat little title song. A nice addition to any real movie afficianado's collection."