Although somewhat yellow peril inspired, this series with Christopher Lee is still one of my favorites, as are the books by Sax Rohmer. And let's not forget that Boris Karloff played the arch criminal in 1932's The Mask of Fu Manchu.
Before the Internet and social media, jungles were darkly mysterious, foreboding, and adventure laden, fraught with wild beasts and dangers unknown. Now the wild beasts and adventures are on YouTube. Bummer.