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Roy Del Ruth
Lon Chaney Jr.
American botanical expedition in the Himalayas stumbles across a Yeti den, capture one and transport it back to Los Angeles, where it escapes while customs officials are debating whether it is animal or human.
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Deep in the South American jungle plantation manager Barney Chavez (Raymond Burr) kills his elderly employer in order to get to his beautiful wife (Barbara Payton). However, an old native witch witnesses the crime and puts a curse on Barney, who soon after finds himself turning nightly into a rampaging gorilla. But is his transformation real or is it all in his head? Written by
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When Dina goes searching for Barney in the jungle for the first time, we see a quick shot of a leopard climbing up into a tree. Although this scene is supposed to be outdoors (the jungle), both the leopard and the leaves around him are casting shadows on the "sky" behind them. The sky is obviously a wall or backdrop. See more »
Police Commissioner Taro:
This is Jungle - lush, green, alive with incredible growth - as young as day, as old as time. I, Taro, Police Commissioner of Itman County, which borders the Amazonas River, know it as well as any man will ever know it. Isn't it beautiful? But I have also learned that beauty can be venomous, deadly, something terrifying, something of prehistoric ages when monstrous superstitions ruled the minds of men, something that has haunted the world for millions of years rose out ...
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Yes, this is really a talky movie. It takes forever. People are constantly signing papers, doing day to day things. Contrary to some of the previous writers, I do feel a little bad for the Raymond Burr character. He isn't very lovable, but he does take the young woman away from a pointless marriage to a Bible thumping man who offers her nothing. Now, how did they get together. He, of course, hits the man and then a snake bites him, but a nasty old woman uses her knowledge of jungle potions to poison to exact revenge. Burr then begins a longing for the jungle and transforms into an ape man. His new wife continues to support him, despite the fact that he is cruel and possessed. There is one scene where they profess their love for one another and you know that the ultimate consequence is on its way. It's always fun to see Lon Chaney, the Wolf Man, as a sheriff. In a way, he was afflicted with much the same problem as Burr's character at a previous time. One of the sad things is that he really doesn't understand what has happened to him. He is basically transformed and has no options. We can only feel pity for him and his bride. With a little tweaking, a little more budget (the jungle scenes are atrocious), this could have been a lot better film.
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