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Picture Brides (1934)

Passed  -  Adventure | Crime | Romance  -  24 April 1934 (USA)
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Four "Picture Brides", from New Orleans, arrive in the Brazilian jungle on a riverboat, brought there to marry workers at Lottagrasso, a remote mining site of the Standard Diamond ... See full summary »

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Mame Smith
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Dave Hart
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Von Luden
Dorothy Libaire ...
Mary Lee
Harvey Clark ...
'Doc' Rogers
Will Ahern ...
'Brownie' Brown
Mary Kornman ...
Mataeo Rogers
Esther Muir ...
Flo Lane, Bleach-Blond Bride
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Gwen, British Bride
Gladys Ahern ...
Laoma
Fred Malatesta ...
Castro
Viva Tattersall ...
Lena, European Bride
Al Hill ...
Steve, Detective
Michael Visaroff ...
Pete
Brooks Benedict ...
Bill Town
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Four "Picture Brides", from New Orleans, arrive in the Brazilian jungle on a riverboat, brought there to marry workers at Lottagrasso, a remote mining site of the Standard Diamond Mines.Also on the boat with the four "mail-order" brides (Americans Mame Smith, Flo Lane, and Gwen from England and Lena from Europe) is Mary Lee, a frightened and innocent girl, who has come to see the mine's brutal supervisor, Von Luden , about a job. Knowing von Luden's inhuman reputation, Mame transfers the photo assigning her to Dave Hart, to Mary's Identification card. Castro, the mail-runner, delivers a letter to von Luden informing him that Hart, his partner, is wanted in the United States on an embezzlement charge. Mame, in order to protect Mary, presents herself as a job applicant while Mary is introduced to Dave and his fellow supervisors (Pete, Joe and Bill) as a bride applicant. Dave rescues Mary from a lustful and brutish attack by von Luden. Pretty Mataeo Rogers, half-breed daughter of the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A tale of tropical lust!


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The location is Brazil, but the natives speak Spanish, not Portuguese. See more »

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Mame Smith: [entering Lottograsso] What a place! Maybe we booked for a circus instead of matrimony.
Gwen, British bride: My word! There isn't anything here but tattooed women and snake charmers!
Mame Smith: We're the snake charmers, baby, if you get what I mean.
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Program jungle adventure offers some nice tawdry chills and thrills as woman go up river to meet their "mates"
30 July 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

In the steamy jungle some men at a diamond mine await the arrival of their "picture brides". When the women get there they find that things are not what they expected and tawdry adventure and romance occur.

A nice little programmer with some good dialog, good performances and nice sense that its suppose to be entertaining and not high art. Alan Hale (The Skipper from Gilligan's Island dad) plays the German head of the mine and he's a real sleaze ball screwing over everyone and everything in order to make a buck. For me it was a nice change of pace since I'm so used to him being the hero's best friend in most movies. Not something you need search out but if you run across it it maybe worth an hour of your time.


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