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Jimmy was a young sailor aboard the Wanderer when it sailed to Skull Mountain Island. When the crew went ashore, Jimmy was volunteered by First Mate Jack Driscoll to carry Carl Denham's hefty supply of tetrachloride gas bombs. Denham bade Jimmy to stay close and watch his step, as the bombs could put a herd of hippos to sleep by his reckoning. When Jimmy asked if they would see any hippos, Denham hoped there would be more exciting things there. On the island, they happened across a native ceremony, whose nature puzzled the young sailor, but he was the first to spot trouble when they were discovered and all of the women ran away. When Ann Darrow was kidnapped by the natives, he accompanied the crew on their search for her in the jungles, and was tasked with carrying the crate of gas bombs, and declined offers to take some of his load off. They were able to use one against an angry Stegosaurus whose path they crossed. After traversing through dense mist, Denham asked if the crew would want to go back. It was Jimmy who first spoke up, claiming that the dinosaurs, which he referred to as "big lobsters", had yet to meet a force like them. The men made a makeshift raft to cross a river after Kong however, they upset a Brontosaurus who destroyed the raft. Jimmy was thrown off balance, and Carl made a swipe to save some of the bombs, but lost his rifle in the act. Jimmy was forced to abandon his load to keep himself from drowning. In an attempt to escape a rampaging Triceratops, The party attempted to cross a fallen log across a giant crevice, however Kong appeared at the other end, leaving the men trapped. Kong grabbed the log and shook two sailors off before throwing the log into the pit, killing everyone on it, including Jimmy.
Jimmy was a sixteen year old orphan who worked aboard the Venture as it sailed with film director Carl Denham. One night at sea, Jimmy brought two bowls of Lamb brains and walnut stew down to Denham and his writer Jack Driscoll, who was rooming in the cargo hold. There he listened to them try to write a scene in which a man is stabbed in the back, the logistics of which they had horribly wrong, and Jimmy corrected them to their great discomfort. In his off-time, Jimmy was tutored by First Mate Benjamin Hayes out of a school workbook to practice his penmanship. It was Hayes' belief that Jimmy needed an education to get out of life on the sea, but Jimmy was more than content to stay. Jimmy also stole a copy of Heart of Darkness from a library, believing it would be a tale of "adventures on a tramp steamer" just like his and Hayes' life, which Hayes certainly hoped would not be the case. However, as their course shifted, Jimmy, Hayes, and Lumpy pooled their knowledge to warn Denham of the dangers of trying to film on Skull Island, which the director did not heed. He later sneaked into lead actor Bruce Baxter's cabin and drew mustaches on all of Baxter's movie posters. While sailing, Jimmy took a liking to Denham's leading lady Ann Darrow, and one night on deck she enticed him to dance with her after catching him staring. Days later, Jimmy sat in the crow's nest reading Heart of Darkness by flashlight instead of working, however, when a thick fog rolled over, he put it down and got to work shortly before spotting a 200 foot wall. He began seeing rocks to all sides, and the Captain tried to maneuver the ship out of the situation. However, in the moment, Jimmy was fully ready to accept his coming death, and was glad to have been a part of the crew, but was not ready to give up. Spotting an opening in the rocks, he called down its location, but the ship scuttled on a reef. In the morning, Jimmy was forced to find the Captain and Mr. Hayes to tell them that Denham had taken his crew to shore. Englehorn did not care, but as they talked over the repairs, they hears Ann scream from the shore, and something in the jungle screamed back. The other crewmen went to rescue the filmmakers, and when Ann returned, Jimmy offered to help her but was waved away. The crew was then ordered to lighten the ship by throwing all ballast overboard, and Jimmy went about the task, and eventually directed Jack Driscoll to Ann in her cabin, only for him to discover that she had been kidnapped. The crew then went ashore to rescue her, but found she had been taken behind the wall. Jimmy prepared by loading a rifle with what seemed to Denham to be expert efficiency, and tried to persuade Hayes to let him join for his firearm experience. Unable to do this, Jimmy pulled a woolen cap low over his head and went along anyway. However, It did not take long for Hayes to discover him. Jimmy defended his decision with his will to save Darrow, and Hayes' having used a gun at an age lower than his own. When Hayes protested with his having had a military drill sergeant at the time, Jimmy insinuated that Hayes was his drill sergeant, and he eventually gave Jimmy the gun back before the crew moved on from the clearing. When Jack asked Hayes if he had been in the military, Jimmy proudly babbled his friend's achievements, to Hayes' annoyance and embarrassment. After losing four men in the jungle and during a Brontosaurus stampede and Hunter lizard attack, Jimmy was one of the few mortified sailors who was willing to continue searching for Darrow, but when Lumpy agreed to continue on, the movement fell apart and they continued into the swamp. They began to raft across and were attacked by a Piranhadon. Denham tried to shoot it and destroyed his raft, sending the rest of the sailors into the water. Hayes searched for Jimmy, who was able to make it ashore. However, after reaching the other side and continuing through the jungle, Hayes was attacked by a beast with hooked feet, which Jimmy was able to smugly shoot down before it could kill him. Hayes quickly told Jimmy not to get arrogant, which Jimmy interpreted as a lack of faith in him, so he sulked his way back into the group. Lumpy approached him and encouraged him not to give up on Hayes, who was a father figure that just wanted to protect him, which was far more than Lumpy's father had done for him. They soon came to a log bridging a deep pit in the ground and began to cross until Hayes bid them to stay back as he examined the other side. There, Kong took Hayes in his hand and threw him against the far wall of the pit with a crunch of his bones. Jack restrained Jimmy as he shouted and tried to run at the beast that started to shake the log. They were thrown off, but were saved by grabbing vines on the walls of the crevice. At the bottom, Jimmy sat crying in disbelief, turned in his workbook to a poem he had copied per Hayes' instructions when Jack came to help him up. The boy cried into Jack's arms just before gigantic bugs attacked them.
Jimmy sailed aboard the Venture to the mythic Skull Island, where he spotted dangerous rocks to all sides of the ship. After a close call with the natives, Captain Englehorn called for the ship to be lightened. Jimmy was then approached by Jack Driscoll asking if he had seen actress Ann Darrow before announcing to the crew that she had been kidnapped by the natives. They launched a rescue party, however Englehorn gave them one day before they would leave without them. After narrowly surviving a stampede of Brontosaurus, Hayes was killed by Kong, and the group was flung into a pit where they were attacked by a number of creatures. A few, including Jimmy, managed to survive when the Captain and a group of other sailors came to save them.
Jimmy and Lumpy in King Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World
- While Jimmy does not appear in The Mighty Kong, a similar "cabin boy" character by the name of Ricky takes his place.
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