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Angel on the Amazon (1948)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 1 November 1948 (USA)
An expedition exploring the Amazon jungle comes across a jungle goddess who lives among the animals and fears none of them--and apparently has found the secret of eternal youth.



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Cast overview:
Christine Ridgeway (as Vera Hruba Ralston)
Dr. Karen Lawrence
Sebastian Ortega
Gus Schilling ...
Dean Hartley
Johnny MacMahon
Jerry Adams
Frank Lane
Konstantin Shayne ...
Dr. Jungmeyer


American Jim Warburton crashes his plane in the Amazon jungle and promptly falls in love with Christine Ridgegway , a mysterious huntress who rescues him and his passengers. Christine determinedly evades Jim's courtship and advances, making Dr. Karen Lawrence suspect she has a tragic reason for fleeing to Rio to escape Jim. Karen and Jim follow her to Rio de Janeiro and, while dining in a restaurant, see a man named Sebastian Ortega greet Christine. She screams, faints and falls into a long illness. Later, Ortega tells Jim that he knew Mrs. Ridgeway, whom he assumes was Christine's mother, when she was honeymooning in the jungle---a couple of decades ago---with her adventurer-husband, Anthony Ridgeway. Although terrified of animals, Mrs. Ridgeway had saved her husband's life when a panther attacked him in the same jungle where Christine was hunting when Jim's airplane crashed. She plunged into hysteria, following the incident, and returned to the United States. Jim thinks this a good ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The sullen killer of the jungles...and the woman who knew no fear! The story of their meeting and the strange events that followed! (original poster) See more »


Adventure | Romance


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Release Date:

1 November 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Jungle Wilderness  »

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| (1954 re-release)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A haunting film!!
10 September 2001 | by (Florida, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as "Drums Along the Amazon" when I was a boy of about 15 to 17 in England. I am 66 now and I have never had the opportunity to see it since and neither have I ever forgotten it. Why? Because it is a haunting film that captured the imagination....maybe looking for that certain something in the jungle of life that always seems to just elude us.

As I remember, Vera Ralston played an excellent part as Christine Ridgeway. She definitely commanded the film more so than George Brent.

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