Sheena Queen of the Jungle - Episode 20
Cry Wolf

As far as we know, this episode has not survived, so full production details are not available.  Carl K Hittleman would have been the director, as he directed the six episodes before this one and the five episodes after it.  Edward Nassour was certainly the producer and Joel Murcott would have been the story supervisor, a role he performed for the entire series.

Sheena Irish McCalla
Bob Rayburn Christian Drake
Chim Neal

Roani Melody Kory
Gonzales Rafael Aleaide
Father Mendora Henry Lucero

Roani, an imaginative little native girl with a reputation for concocting stories, skips school to be with Sheena, her idol.  She pretend to be a lost orphan but Sheena learns the truth she asks Bob and his client, Gonzales, to take her back to the mission. There the girl learns that Gonzales plans to murder a kindly priest but no one believes her because she tells so many stories. She helps Sheena foil the plan and save the priest's life.

Henry Lucero, the actor who played the "kindly priest" in this episode, was seen several times in minor roles in the series.  He first appeared in The Leopard Men, playing Chief Hafu, who despondently tells Bob that his people must leave the region because of the fear and turmoil created by the Leopard Men.  He was next seen in The Rival Queen, playing Montoto, the chief of the Wajinas, who are fooled by stage magic into believing their neighbours have poisoned their fishing grounds.  His most memorable portrayal, however, was as The Ancient One in Secret of the Temple.  In this role Lucero gave a bizarre wheezing and squeaky-voiced performance as a 300-year-old elder of a lost tribe, who had been imbibing a miraculous youth potion regularly since he was a child.  Lucero began his career in the late-1940s and appeared regularly in Mexican films and television right through until the early-1990s.  He did, however, make numerous excursions into Hollywood films, appearing in The Magnificent Seven (1960), with Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson; Sam Peckinpah's troubled Major Dundee (1965) with Charlton Heston; Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966), with Mike Henry;and The Wrath of God (1975), Rita Hayworth's last film, which also starred Robert Mitchum.  Lucero also appeared in an episode of the popular action adventure television series The A-Team (1983-1987), which starred George Peppard and Mr. T, an ex-professional wrestler.  

Anyone reading this page who can provide any information about copies of this missing episode please contact Frank Bonilla at

• The brief plot summary and the costar credits were taken from The TV Collector magazine, No. 87, Jan-Feb 1997
• Both screenshots are from my DVD of this series
• Read an impressive Enrique (Henry) Lucero filmography at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
• This episode is currently not available

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