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Green Hell (1940)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Romance  |  26 January 1940 (USA)
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A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a... See full summary »

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A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a newer member of the group, who was recently killed by hostile natives. As the months go by, jealousies and tempers flare as fights break out over the woman. The Incan treasure is finally found but the treaure-seekers, now united by a common enemy, are about to be attacked by hundreds of fierce natives armed with bows and poisoned arrows. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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26 January 1940 (USA)  »

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Die grüne Hölle  »

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Although Joan Bennett played Vincent Price's wife in the film, they never met until long after the film was completed. See more »

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Richardson is hit by two arrows which are at least two feet long. Back at camp, two comrades examine these arrows which are now about a foot long. See more »

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Jim 'Tex' Morgan: Hey them there alligators sure do look hungry.
Forrester: Well don't fall in, Tex. You might poison them. That'd be tragic.
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Referenced in Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (1999) See more »

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Vincent Price said it best, "About five of the worst pictures ever made are all in this one picture."
12 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well actually, Green Hell is not as bad as all that, it begins strongly and has some decent battles at the end. But what started off promising goes to dust once the two best actors of the movie, George Sanders and Vincent Price, get killed off early on, and Joan Bennett's very irritatingly dull character gets introduced, making a short spout of perhaps unintentional fun turn to tedium after a while. Green Hell doesn't look that lavish and the sets are rather hokey. The dialogue is unbearably corny and the story is full of predictability, a complete lack of credibility(I agree about people sounding too much like they come from Kansas) and contrived situations. James Whale's direction seems disengaged and does little to make anything exciting or thrilling, the two main things that a jungle adventure does need. The acting looks great on paper, but most take their roles too seriously(Douglas Fairbanks Jnr, Joan Bennett) or try hard but are not in the movie anywhere near long enough(George Sanders, Vincent Price). Overall, not a complete disaster but ludicrous, contrived and corny and possibly the worst films of Whale and Price(possibly Fairbanks as well). 3/10 Bethany Cox


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