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Daughter of the Jungle (1949)

Approved | | Adventure | 8 February 1949 (USA)
An airplane, carrying policeman and gangsters, crash-lands in a jungle, where they discover a white girl and her father, lost twelve years previously in another plane crash. The father and ... See full summary »

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Lois Hall ...
James Cardwell ...
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Dalton Kraik
James Nolan ...
Camser (as Jim Nolan)
William Wright ...
Carl Easton
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Jim Bannon ...
Kenneth Richards
George M. Carleton ...
Vincent Walker (as George Carleton)
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Frank Lackteen ...
Mahorib
Francis McDonald ...
Montu
Alex Montoya ...
Tongo
George Piltz
Leo C. Richmond ...
Porter
Charles Soldani ...
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An airplane, carrying policeman and gangsters, crash-lands in a jungle, where they discover a white girl and her father, lost twelve years previously in another plane crash. The father and daughter are living quietly with the natives but are eager to get back to civilization, since the girl has a large estate and fortune she can claim. She makes a deal with the pilot to return for her after she has shown him how to escape by the river. A tribal medicine-man and the head gangster attempt to prevent the pilot's escape. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

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Liongo: The great bird come, bwana!
Vincent Walker: Yeah, we know Liongo.
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Features Jungle Girl (1941) See more »

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It's a lovely stinker

Yep, I've seen it. In fact, I even have a VHS copy, taken from a copy, taken off TV. This is one I'll grab on DVD the moment it becomes available.

It's a stinker. Ranked in some lists within the worst 100 movies of all time. Shots of Ms. Hall doing here Tarzan yell were included in "It Came from Hollywood".

Lois Hall is a friend of mine and she's both horrified and proud of this Monogram picture. It was her first starring role, at 19, and she found it to be tremendous fun, for her. As a Minnesota tom-boy she relished the chance to "play Tarzan", something she had often done, as a child. The yell was hers and she loved swinging from tree to tree. Many of the more "exciting" scenes were taken from an earlier flick, and Lois had to wear an old costume (pulled out of moth balls) -- the same one worn in the original picture -- to make it easier to match the footage. I think the crock and gorilla scenes were from the first movie, as well as some of the "swinging" scenes which were done by a stunt double, in the first film, and reused in "Daughter".

Although this film has a reputation as one of the "worst", it's really not any worse than dozens of other "jungle" pictures. The natives aren't PC or authentic. Well, there was never any attempt to come close to "reality" in most of these pictures. The story is far fetched, but no more so than the original Tarzan picture or ANY of the other "wild blonde beauty in the jungle" fantasy, such as "Liane, Jungle Goddess", "Blonde Savage" or "Queen of the Amazons". It's just as far from reality as well as a slew of "Tarzan" and "Jungle Jim" films or those made featuring Buster Crabbe. Even the "Ramar of the Jungle" TV series (in which Ms. Hall also appeared in at least one episode) was guilty of all the same problems.

In fact, can anyone name one jungle film (and the sub-genre of "jungle zombie films") from the 30's-50's that doesn't suffer from all the same flaws as "Daughter".

This one is worth the 70 minutes (or so) it takes to muddle through. If you're ready to suspend reality and have some fun, this one works. I've watched it with family, and with a dozen or so friends -- including Lois Hall and her late husband, Maurice Willows (and a big batch of popcorn) -- and we've enjoyed it, every time (well, I don't know how much Lois enjoyed it, but she did make it through).


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