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Four Frightened People (1934)

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Four passengers escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild jungle. In order to reach safety they have to trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen.

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Four passengers escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild jungle. In order to reach safety they have to trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen.

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When Claudette Colbert was hospitalized for appendicitis just before she was due to leave Los Angeles for location filming in Hawaii, Cecil B. DeMille considered recasting her role with Gloria Swanson; the two had worked together on Male and Female (1919), another comedy about rich people shipwrecked on a tropical island. See more »

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FOUR FRIGHTENED PEOPLE {Edited Re-Release Version} (Cecil B. DeMille, 1934) **1/2
29 January 2009 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Good-looking but rather disappointing film for a DeMille in exotic vein although, to be fair, the version I watched was pared down from the original 95 minutes to 78. Still, a few Pre-Code touches remain (notably Claudette Colbert's nude bathing scene), along with the standard action of jungle adventure fare and a genuinely cringe-inducing encounter with a cobra. Handling is typically stilted for a product from the early Talkie era, and the cast interesting yet variable: Colbert, initially dowdy as a geography teacher(!) but gradually "blossoming" into womanhood to the initial consternation – and eventual rivalry – of rugged newspaperman William Gargan and middle-aged but essentially decent Herbert Marshall (stifled by his high-society marriage). The last member of the titular group is Mary Boland in an unlikely role as an expert on indigenous culture, and also on hand is Leo Carrillo as an affable native guide. Incidentally, this is one of a handful of films by the larger-than-life director I'll be watching in order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death (which actually fell on January 21st).


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