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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 ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

The Virgin Goddess  »

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1.37 : 1
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Unga! Unga! Tigri!

This cinecolour gem tells the tale of a prehistoric tribe where some of the women fled with some the female children to escape to tyranny of the males. However, as the young girls get older the mating instinct takes over. The women kidnap and enslave some males for mates. Along the way the male lead invents fire (and cooking), battles a giant bird that resembles a rubber chicken, and a giant played by real life circus giant Johann Petursson. The whole picture is told by a narrator who informs us of such things as "the swan dive was invented before the swan."

I doubt if anyone connected with making this minor little picture was taking any of this seriously, unlike the similar 1967 film of the same title made by Hammer. And you shouldn't take this film seriously either. Some people have expressed an almost psychotic dislike towards this minor, trivial little film, but I can't see what there is to get angry about. PREHISTORIC WOMEN is entertainingly ludicrous, lively, good natured harmless fluff. If you watched this film expecting an serious anthropology lesson, thats your fault for being so naive. Some self-anointed enlightened types say its sexist. So what! What does that word really mean? I'm going to be the first admit I happen to like seeing sexy Laurrette Luez running around in skimpy outfit. Got a problem with that?


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