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Untamed (1929)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  23 November 1929 (USA)
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When her rich oilman father is killed, Bingo, raised in the wilds of South America, inherits the company. Her guardians Ben and Howard send her to New York for civilizing but on the way she... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Bingo
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Andy
Ernest Torrence ...
Ben Murchison
Holmes Herbert ...
Howard Presley
John Miljan ...
Bennock
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Marjory
Edward J. Nugent ...
Paul (as Edward Nugent)
Don Terry ...
Gregg
Gertrude Astor ...
Mrs. Mason
Milton J. Fahrney ...
Jollop (as Milton Farney)
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Dowling (as Lloyd Ingram)
Grace Cunard ...
Milly
Tom O'Brien ...
Moran
Wilson Benge ...
Billcombe
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When her rich oilman father is killed, Bingo, raised in the wilds of South America, inherits the company. Her guardians Ben and Howard send her to New York for civilizing but on the way she meets Andy, wonderful in every way but wealth. He can't live off her money, he says, as he turns to Marjory. Uncivilized Bingo, who hits anyone she disagrees with, shoots Andy in the arm. Now it's okay for him to marry her. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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23 November 1929 (USA)  »

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Jungle  »

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$229,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric System)

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Chant of the Jungle
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Sung and danced by Joan Crawford
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Bingo for Crawford in "Untamed!"
9 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Bingo" is exactly the word! This film hits all the right spots and its not all about Joan Crawford, who simply sparkles. I fell totally in love with her character!

It is not by accident that IMDb lists 107 films by Director Jack Conway between 1912 and 1948. This was his 72nd film according to that chronology and his expertise shows. I found it thoroughly engrossing and continuously entertaining. I laughed aloud often -- some really great gags and a fine early sit-com.

I don't know much about the writer Charles E. Scoggins, but co-writer Sivia Thalberg is credited with 15 films and is the sister of Irving Thalberg. That ought to tell you this film deserves close attention. Don't allow yourself to think of it as "cornball" and just engross yourself in it. You won't be disappointed.


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