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The working title of this film was Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land. Although onscreen credits say "Introducing Bob Waterfield," Waterfield made a brief appearance in Columbia's 1948 film, Triple Threat, playing himself. Waterfield, who was a star quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams football team, was married to actress Jane Russell at the time he appeared in Jungle Manhunt. For more information on the "Jungle Jim" series, please see the entry for Jungle Jim in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50 and consult the Series Index.