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Untamed (1929)

Approved | | Drama | 23 November 1929 (USA)
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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Bingo
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Andy
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Ben Murchison
Holmes Herbert ...
Howard Presley
John Miljan ...
Bennock
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Marjory
Edward J. Nugent ...
Paul (as Edward Nugent)
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Gregg
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Mrs. Mason
Milton J. Fahrney ...
Jollop (as Milton Farney)
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Dowling (as Lloyd Ingram)
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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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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Crawford and Montgomery would work together again in the films, "Our Blushing Brides'" No More Ladies," Forsaking All Others'" and "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney." See more »

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Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

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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 Was Her Name-O
6 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Untamed is a dusty old creaker that has the distinction of being Joan Crawford's first talkie after years of mostly forgettable silent films. The plot is about an oil heiress named Bingo (Crawford) raised in the jungle by her father. She's pretty much a wild child though nothing like Tarzan. More like a hillbilly or something I guess. She's uncouth, as the kids might say. Anyway her father is killed and his two friends (Holmes Herbert and an overacting Ernest Torrence) decide to take her to New York to become civilized. On the ship she meets Robert Montgomery and falls in love. Being this is Joan's first talking picture, I'll cut her some slack. Her acting in the dramatic scenes was pretty bad but she does better with the comedy. Overall, a curio but nothing more. If you're a die-hard fan of Joan's, check it out. Otherwise you're not missing anything.


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