Never having read or seen any of the Jane adventures before, I cannot say whether this is a film version of one of her adventures or a cheap rip of Indiana Jones films, two of which had already been released by the time this film hit the screens. Although played for laughs and the very attractive Jane losing her clothes at inopportune moments, this offering leaves me less than impressed.
As an aid to the war effort, British agent Jane, along with The Colonel and his manservant Tombs travel to Africa in a quest to seize a hoard of diamonds before the Nazis, lead by Lola Pagola (Maud Adams) can get their hands on them. The British party meet up with American explorer "Jungle" Jim Buck (Sam Jones) and together they must overcome the jungle, hostile natives and the scheming Nazi secret agents, all played manically by Jasper Carrott.
The problem for me was that I didn't find the film the least bit funny. Maud Adams did try with her officious femme fatale role but it wasn't enough. Robin Bailey as The Colonel mumbled and bumbled along without adding much to the proceedings but the biggest let-down was Jasper Carrott. He overplayed his parts too much and so came accross as ridiculous and stupid rather than as a caricature. The only saving grace was to have Kirsten Hughes as Jane losing her clothes a few times but there were some missed opportunities for this to happen. I would have liked a few more location shots of Mauritius where filming took place but it still wouldn't have been enough to save this film.
On the technical side, the film is full screen, runs for 89 minutes and the cover says the sound is Dolby Stereo.