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

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Cast

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 ...
Head Conspirator
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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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WILD WOMEN see men for the first time! See more »

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23 September 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bowanga Bowanga  »

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This film was featured on episode 1.13 of Elvira's Movie Macabre (2010) under the title 'Untamed Women', which should not to be confused with W. Merle Connell's Untamed Women (1952). See more »

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One of the animals shown in the stock clips is an elk, which is not native to Africa. See more »

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More crude and primitive than usual
31 July 2009 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Over the years, I've seen a number of these "Primitive female tribe meeting civilized men" movies, and I have to confess that I am not a fan of them. I like the IDEA of these movies, because the idea promises that there will be a lot of campy unintentional humor. But for the most part I find them a slog to get through. "Bowanga Bowanga" (a.k.a. "Wild Women") didn't do anything to change my mind about these films.

For starters, I found this to be even cheaper and cruder than the usual cheap and crude nature of these movies. There is a TON of stock footage in the movie, and I suspect that the script was written AFTER the filmmakers got their hands on the stock footage and viewed it. The stock footage does show a couple of seconds of native African nudity (the only serious sexual aspect of the movie), and I admit I got a laugh that one stock footage clip showed a moose when the story is supposed to be taking place in Africa. But other than those two things, all the stock footage is just padding out a very thin story.

As for the women in this movie, it takes quite a long time to really get to them, aside from a few brief glimpses in the first part of the movie. And once we properly get to them, they turn out to be a really boring bunch of females. Their history - how they got to be their way, etc. - is never explained. Their dialogue is so garbled at times that it's hard to make out what they are saying. Their native customs (dancing, etc.) are boring as well.

One positive thing I can think about the movie - it's significantly shorter than other examples of its genre, so I was able to finish and put it in mind to forget about it quicker than usual. I'm already starting to forget it...


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