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Prehistoric Women (1950)

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Tigri (Laurette Luez, working her way up to Bomba and Bowery Boys films) and her stone-age girl friends hate all men, but realizing they are a necessary evil, capture some for potential (... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Laurette Luez ...
Allan Nixon ...
Engor
Joan Shawlee ...
Lotee
Judy Landon ...
Eras
Mara Lynn ...
Arva
Jo-Carroll Dennison ...
Nika (as Jo Carroll Dennison)
Kerry Vaughn ...
Tulle
Tony Devlin ...
Ruig
James Summers ...
Adh
Dennis Dengate ...
Kama
Jeanne Sorel ...
Tana
Johann Petursson ...
Guadi (as Johann Peturrson)
John Frederick ...
Tribe Leader (as John Merrick)
Janet Scott ...
Wise Old Lady
David Vaile ...
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Tigri (Laurette Luez, working her way up to Bomba and Bowery Boys films) and her stone-age girl friends hate all men, but realizing they are a necessary evil, capture some for potential (strictly business, no recreation allowed) husbands. Engor (Allan Nixon, working his way down to the Mesa of Lost Women) escapes and, in his travels, discovers fire. This comes in handy later, after he has been recaptured by the women, when he drives off a dragon, or something, with his new discovery. This little feat has the effect of making the women realize their rightful subservient position, and he and Tigri have a primitive (non-catered) wedding, and go off to start a new tribe of fur-wearers. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Savage! Primitive! Deadly!


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1 November 1950 (USA)  »

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The Virgin Goddess  »

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My History Lessons Were Never Like This
21 September 2010 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

And here I thought our distant ancestors were small, stooped, hairy and naked. But now, thanks to Prehistoric Women, I know the women were long-legged, with curled hair, mini-skirts, and from a Las Vegas chorus line. Plus, the gene pool was big enough to include some shapely blondes. In fact, I'm now wishing I was born a lot sooner. Except the prehistoric men look a lot better than I do, like maybe they were recruited off Muscle Beach and had just left the barber shop. Oh well, the women aren't very cooperative anyway; that is, until the men ply them with big hunks of cooked meat. See, up until that time, the girls were eating their meat raw so no wonder they were always in a bad mood. I guess some things never change.

Along the way, we get to see how fire was discovered, how the lever was used, and how the swan dive was invented before swans. We also get to see how the full moon makes the girls go into a dancing frenzy long before the sounds of heavy metal, and how the feminist movement got a really, really early start. But what about that nasty giant who keeps growling and menacing all those beautiful prehistoric bodies. Too bad there wasn't a basketball recruiter to put all his 7' 8" under contract, that would have been a lot easier than burning down the jungle.

Anyhow, I think I enjoyed this cartoon version of prehistory, even though I don't think it matches my high school textbook. However I'm bothered by one really bad thought. After looking at all these wonderful prehistoric specimens and then comparing them with myself, I'm beginning to doubt the whole course of human evolution. You think maybe it's the cooked meat.


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