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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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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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The war between the sexes goes Paleolithic, in a relic from another age of pop culture
3 June 2006 | by (Wavy Wheat, Nebraska) – See all my reviews

"Prehistoric Women" was obviously never meant to be taken seriously. It certainly doesn't seem to take *itself* seriously, which helps me overlook its dated plot, "cutesy" narrative and crypto-exploitation themes. By this I mean that this is the kind of film that leers at its scantily clad female characters even as it supposedly celebrates their spunk and grit. It's as if Ed Wood decided to make a family film for Mom and Dad to enjoy along with the kids.

But I am OK with that.

Obvious care and effort went into the sets and the special effects, at least considering the "B movie" nature of the material. The women are cute and the men are personable and virile...although I found it curious that the "hero" of the movie had less muscle mass than a 14 year old girl; that the monster who attacks the clans at the climax of the film looks like a stop-motion rubber chicken with a pteranondon crest taped on; that the men didn't figure out the part where they picked up rocks and threw them back at the women, but managed to invent fire and cooking...etc. etc.If you are looking for logic, consistency or real 'weight' in your adventure story, you won't find it here.

This was probably a lot of fun for a date movie in the local Bijou when it was released in 1950. But it's hard to imagine anyone watching "Prehistoric Women" for anything other than camp or nostalgic value these days. Still a decent effort for what it was.


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