"An adventure that makes the blood race.romance, mystery - and peril!" So promised the North American Newspaper Alliance in 1928 when they sponsored an Amazon expedition to determine the fate of a famous explorer who hadn't been seen in three years. Led by George M. Dyott (Robin Hughes), a commander in the British Naval Reserve, the team ventured deep into the jungle in search of P. H. Fawcett (James Wilson), a British colonel who disappeared in Brazil's Mato Grosso region in 1925. Following a trail left by the colonel, Dyott braves hostile natives, giant reptiles, raging rapids and more as he tries to retrace Fawcett's steps before he vanished without a trace. Shot entirely in Amazon country, Manhunt in the Jungle was based on a 1930 book written by Dyott, his exploits also inspiring the 1933 film Savage Gold, an action-adventure made by and starring the commander himself.