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Untamed Women (1952)

Approved | | Sci-Fi, War | 12 September 1952 (USA)
During World War II, an American bomber pilot is rescued after drifting at sea aboard a raft. After being administered truth serum, he tells the doctor a story of how he and the three ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Steve Holloway
Richard Monahan ...
Robert Lowell ...
Ed (as Mark Lowell)
Morgan Jones ...
Midge Ware ...
Judy Brubaker ...
Carol Brewster ...
Autumn Russell ...
Cleo (as Autumn Rice)
Col. Loring
Montgomery Pittman ...
Prof. Warren
Miriam Kaylor ...
Nurse Edmunds


During World War II, an American bomber pilot is rescued after drifting at sea aboard a raft. After being administered truth serum, he tells the doctor a story of how he and the three survivors of his plane crash washed up on an island that was inhabited by a tribe of beautiful primitive cave-women, dinosaurs and a group of savage cavemen who are bent on abducting the women for breeding purposes. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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They Feared No Monster - Yet Fell Before the Touch of Man!


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Insel der unberührten Frauen  »

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Most of the footage depicting prehistoric monsters and volcanoes comes from the 1940 Hal Roach film One Million B.C., with the visual effects supervised by Roy Seawright, and miniatures by Frank Young. See more »


In at least one of the scenes where the crew shoots some of the Hairy Men, several of the latter clutch at their wounds in the wrong place and at the wrong direction from where the bullets would had to have struck them. See more »


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Thankfully Bad Enough to Be Entertaining
12 March 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Untamed Women (1952)

** (out of 4)

Officer Steve Holloway (Mikel Conrad) is picked up by the government adrift in a raft. He's been missing for many months and can't remember anything so a doctor (Lyle Talbot) gives him a serum that will bring his memory back and force him to tell the truth. Steven then tells the story of himself and three friends whose plane was forced down and they ended up in a raft and landed on an island. The island is ran by a group of women who date back to the Druids and they also have dinosaurs, an erupting volcano and a group of "Hairy Men" they must battle. Hal Roach must have made a killing selling off dinosaur footage from his 1940 film ONE MILLION B.C. because it has been featured in countless poverty row flicks including this one here. UNTAMED WOMEN has the reputation of being one of the worst movies ever made. There's no question that it's a very badly made movie but thankfully it's hammy enough to where you should be entertained (if you enjoy bad movies). There are some pretty memorable bad moments but the highlight of the entire film has to be the scene where one of men, suffering from issues with his mother, walks off into a forest where he gets attacked by a flesh-eating plant. His three buddies come to the rescue and just seeing how this scene plays out had me laughing out loud. Another funny sequence happens once the men are in the ocean on their raft. It's raining as hard as you can imagine yet the men's hair and clothes aren't even wet. I guess we can all give Michael Caine and JAWS: THE REVENGE a break now because the sequence here is even more pathetic. The performances are all pretty bland but the four male actors are at least entertaining enough and help draw you into the movie. The female performers were clearly hired for their looks and clearly not their acting ability. The dinosaur footage is all rather campy and there's some footage from a couple others movies but I couldn't identify which ones. Some of it might have been new because there's some stuff dealing with what looks like a large porcupine. The volcano footage at the end is yet more stock footage but at least it looks somewhat good. At 70-minutes we can be thankful that the film doesn't run too long as that's just about the right amount of time for a flick like this. Cult favorite Lyle Talbot appears in a few minutes worth a footage and he's always nice to see. UNTAMED WOMEN certainly isn't for those looking for art films but if you like cheap, generic genre movies then it's certainly got enough bad moments to be entertaining.

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