MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 29,753 this week

White Witch Doctor (1953)

 -  Adventure  -  1 July 1953 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 300 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 2 critic

Ellen Burton arrives in Africa to join Dr. Mary as her nurse, bringing modern medicine to the native peoples. Lonni Douglas, an animal wrangler and fortune hunter, agrees to take her ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 19 Apr 2011
 
a list of 8 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 252 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: White Witch Doctor (1953)

White Witch Doctor (1953) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of White Witch Doctor.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Racket (1951)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The big national crime syndicate has moved into town, partnering up with local crime boss Nick Scanlon. There are only two problems: First, Nick is the violent type, preferring to do things... See full summary »

Directors: John Cromwell, Mel Ferrer, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a shady-looking stranger rides into town to join his old friend it is assumed he is a hired gun. But as the new man comes to realise the unlawful nature of his buddy's business and the... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An ego-driven, aspiring physician, intolerant of the weaknesses of others, especially those closest to him, comes to grips with his own imperfections.

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum
Nevada (1944)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Just as Nevada wins $7000 in yellowback bills, Ben Ide takes his #7000 in yellowbacks and heads out to buy mining equipment. Burridge has his man Powell kill Ide and retrieve the money and ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Killy
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young girl rents an apartment from a man who has recently enlisted in the Marines. The trouble is that he's given out keys to a half-dozen of his friends, and they all keep dropping in.

Director: Joe May
Stars: Simone Simon, James Ellison, William Terry
The Big Steal (1949)
Comedy | Crime | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's fiancee.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix
5 Card Stud (1968)
Western | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens
Undercurrent (1946)
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her.

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

David Harvey is a widower with a young son, Davey. They live on an isolated Ohio farm during the pioneer days. He wants his son to be raised in the manner his wife would have wanted - with ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The naive cowboy Tod Lohman accidentally kills the son of the powerful land baron Hunter Boyd. Tod runs for his life, pursued by the dead man's vengeful brothers. Tod shelters on the ranch ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Don Murray, Diane Varsi, Chill Wills
Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two Air Force friends have fun during their enlistment.

Director: Jack Webb
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jack Webb, Martha Hyer
Girl Rush (1944)
Comedy | Western | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Two unsuccesful vaudeville entertainers decide to search for gold during the Californian goldrush in 1849. They come to a town where no woman lives. The dewellers of this town promise them ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Frances Langford
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Ellen Burton
...
John 'Lonni' Douglas
Walter Slezak ...
Huysman
Mashood Ajala ...
Jacques
Joseph C. Narcisse ...
Utembo
Elzie Emanuel ...
Kapuka
...
Jarrett
Otis Greene ...
Bakuba boy
Edit

Storyline

Ellen Burton arrives in Africa to join Dr. Mary as her nurse, bringing modern medicine to the native peoples. Lonni Douglas, an animal wrangler and fortune hunter, agrees to take her upriver, despite his misgivings about her suitability for Africa. They battle escaped gorillas, hostile natives, infected lion wounds, and hostile witch doctors to reach their destination and on the way, they fall in love. Will their contrasting interests doom their romance? Written by James Callan <james@oz.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 July 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La sorcière blanche  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A conscience is a real gift and a blessing!
21 February 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rather enjoyed this film even though it was a little slow in some places. The cinematography alone should have garnered an Oscar nomination (if it didn't) as the settings in Africa were brilliantly and beautifully photographed. The story revolves around a nurse played by Hayward who goes to Africa to assist a woman doctor in taking care of the sick people there. Susan Hayward plays the nurse and upon arrival meets a businessman played by Robert Mitchum. He thinks she's crazy for staying and she's definitely going to stay! Hayward's and Mitchum's lives become endangered when someone decides to make greed the name of the game. Definitely worth watching and sorry it is not available on video.


10 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
white witch doctor trevorbigt
Timothy Carey bobk77
DVD Release EdgarST
Discuss White Witch Doctor (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?