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23 September 1951 (USA) See more »
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A small safari in Africa is captured by a tribe of white jungle women. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Made for a reported $49.95 and partially filmed by chimps! See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order)
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

Directed by
Norman Dawn 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Norman Dawn  uncredited

Produced by
Morris M. Landres .... producer
Harold Rosemont .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Norman Dawn 
Film Editing by
Guido L. Redaelli 
Sound Department
Clarence Thompson .... sound engineer
Music Department
Fred Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Gordon Zahler .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Bowanga Bowanga" - USA (reissue title)
"Bowanga, Bowanga: White Sirens of Africa" - USA (poster title)
"Untamed Women" - USA (TV title)
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62 min | USA:53 min (re-release)
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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 »
Errors in geography: One of the animals shown in the stock clips is an elk, which is not native to Africa.See more »
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Made for a reported $49.95 and partially filmed by chimps!, 26 November 2009
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This story is about a safari in Africa that meets some guy named Trent--who convinces them to look for a tribe of white babes. Naturally, they turn out to be amazon warriors and capture the men. The rest is pretty predictable.

This movie has everything you'd expect in a bargain basement movie about Africa--the substantial use of often irrelevant stock footage, film of animals that are NOT native to the continent (such as Orangutans, Moose, Coatamundis and Ground Hogs),a white actor in dark makeup playing a native, bad acting (particularly from Trent--a handsome man with the personality of balsa wood), comic relief (sounding like Chico Marx), a guy dressed up in a gorilla suit and bikini-clad white women with perms who are supposedly fierce jungle warriors--like a tribe of angry female Tarzans. By the look of it, my assumption is that the movie was made for under $49.95--including developing costs and paying for rental of the gorilla suit! But, what I didn't expect was an IMDb score of 4.9. This is poor, but not that poor considering that this is a schlock production in every possible sense and there is no conceivable reason why the film is rated that high! Now I am NOT saying the film isn't worth seeing--it's campy and stupid enough to make enjoyable viewing--particularly with friends. Just don't expect anything resembling a professionally made or competent film.

Finally, here's a smattering of the dialog from this jungle classic:

"Oolama like strong white man. Oolama want strong white man..."


",....keeel ('kill') man"

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