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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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Storyline

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's first lead in a "talking picture." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Joan Crawford (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

That Wonderful Something Is Love
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Louis Alter and Joe Goodwin
Sung by Joan Crawford and Robert Montgomery
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Sultry and spirited young Crawford cuts loose in a "wild" role
17 August 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

From her first scenes looking bronzed as a Tahitian as she sings and dances on the beach at night, to the porcelain aristocratic beauty she presents later in the film, Joan Crawford shines in a role that she seems born to play. The film combines melodrama and comedy to bizarre contrast, and features a number of choice supporting performances (and accents!) Young and handsome Robert Montgomery plays the object of Crawford's affection, and such is the level of her love that when she is told that "the woods are full of men like him", she replies, "take me to the woods." This film also might show her earliest use of a Crawford trademark prop, the revolver.


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