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A small safari in Africa is captured by a tribe of white jungle women.

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Credited cast:
Lewis Wilson ...
Trent
Dana Broccoli ...
Queen Bonga Bonga (as Dana Wilson)
Frances Dubay ...
High Priestess
Morton C. Thompson ...
Kirby (as Mort Thompson)
Clarence Brooks ...
Sunga, Head Porter
Zona Siggins ...
Ulama Girl
Charlene Hawks ...
Awoona (as Charleen Hawks)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Brandon ...
Ulama Girl
Devvy Davenport ...
Ulama Girl
Mary Lou Miner ...
Ulama Girl
Joyce Nevins ...
Ulama Girl
Don Orlando ...
Count Michelangelo Sparafucile / Giulio
Barbara Reynolds ...
Ulama Girl
Leah Wakefield ...
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A group of explorers go to Africa and, after some padded stock footage, come upon a all-white-women of Amazons. The head-Amazon takes a liking to one of the white explorers, as does other tribal-members, and the ladies are soon fighting among themselves for possession. Somehow or another, related to tribal customs, Amazon number one has to wrestle the man for some reason that must have been in the stock-footage. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The character name "Sparafucile" comes from the professional assassin in Verdi's opera "Rigoletto," and the song Sparafucile sings is also from "Rigoletto" - "Caro nome" ("Dearest name"), sung by the heroine Gilda, whom Sparafucile kills at the end of the opera. See more »

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Great camp for insomniacs
4 March 2012 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

I'm hoping whoever was involved with this foolishness 60 years ago was just kidding. It takes "exploitation movie" to the outer limits. The outer limits of Africa, to be exact. There, a mysterious band of Amazon beauties frighten the bejeebies out of their neighboring tribes.

There's plenty of extraneous stock footage shot by some long-ago National Geographic safari tourists: I love that same hippo that floats by every few minutes in a river that is nowhere near the action taking place. There's also a curious chimp that is shown repeatedly watching something--I guess the Prehistoric women(?), as well as several other animals.

Some guy named Trent who, as a boy, saw a blonde siren up on a mountain, wants to find these ladies, and gets two other comic relief guys from Brooklyn to join in the quest.

The women are, like any women who have been cut off from civilization for generations, dressed in tailored leopard skin. They have their hair done in downtown Hollywood, carefully filed and polished nails, shave their arms and legs, and wear cool moccasins. Everybody has a spear and says, "huzzzzbennnndddd..." Also, the routine cat fights take place, and they worship something while dancing the Shake and Shimmy. How the Amazons got there in the first place is questioned, but never explained.

This is a must-see for anybody who wants to see a movie that makes you exclaim, "Did they really make a film like this?"


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