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East of Sumatra (1953)

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Tough Duke Mullane tries to open a new mine in the jungle, but the natives turn hostile...except for one lissome dancer.

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Lory Hale
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Kiang
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Minyora
John Sutton ...
Daniel Catlin
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Mac
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Baltimore
Aram Katcher ...
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Anthony Eustrel ...
Clyde
Eugene Iglesias ...
Paulo (as Gene Iglesias)
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Cupid (as Henry Earl Holliman)
James Craven ...
Drake
John Warburton ...
Gregory Keith
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Duke Mullane, manager of a Malayan tin mine, goes to a little-known island to open a new mine in the jungle. Initially, the natives there are friendly, especially dancer Minyora...who proves to be affianced to local ruler King Kiang. Alas, a series of unfortunate incidents changes Kiang's attitude to hostility, and Duke is stranded with his crew, Minyora, and his old flame Lory...who's now engaged to his boss! Are romantic triangles more deadly than poisoned darts? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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23 September 1953 (USA)  »

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Gefangene des Dschungels  »

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Cowboy: Just think, within slingin' distance of a dead cat, there's millions o' unborn beer cans! Nature sure is wonderful.
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Early 50s potboiler
29 January 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Jeff Chandler always impressed me as having two expressions: one, as one overdue for a visit to the toilet and the other, relief at just having been. This film, which is thin on story, is another tough guy going to tame the wild elements, story. Chandler is at his hammy best, Marilyn Maxwell is always a delight to look at and Tony Quinn plays a Malay chief. This is not the most entertaining film you'll encounter on the late show but it has some pleasant moments about a time when tough guys could wrest fortunes out of the jungle without a worry in the world about pollution, colonial exploitation or globalization, and just making sure, they get the girl.


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