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

Produced by
Morris M. Landres .... producer
Harold Rosemont .... associate producer
Original Music by
Gordon Zahler 
Cinematography by
Norman Dawn 
Film Editing by
Guido L. Redaelli 
Sound Department
Clarence Thompson .... sound engineer
Music Department
Fred Steiner .... composer: stock music (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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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 »
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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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Headache inducing and hilarious psychotronic gold!, 20 October 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

"Bowanga Bowanga" is full of so many elements that could easily cause one to mistake it for an Ed Wood picture. Its storyline is completely non-linear and nonsensical, and if you actually attempt to follow it, you're bound to get a headache. It seems to be compromised of so much stock footage that one beings to wonder what actually constitutes as the movie itself. The film's story is full of genre trappings (in this case, the Jungle picture) that were outdated a good decade or so before the movie came out. All of this eventually becomes a very surreal experience in the way that Ed Wood accomplished with his "Glen or Glenda". Most importantly, its hilarious, a true slice of golden psychotronic cheese.

The film doesn't offer anything in the way of adventure or excitement in its story about an expedition looking for a long lost tribe of Amazonian females (who still manage to look perfectly permed even without any touch of civilization). Its portrayal of native life is pretty politically incorrect, and frankly I wouldn't want it any other way with this picture. There are several particularly uproarious parts, such as the tiger attack, the scenes of the female warriors kicking the male safari members' asses, and the wild tribal dance sequence. This is one of the most enjoyable offerings from Something Weird Video. "Bowanga Bowanga" is the type of flick that'll have most sane people running away quickly, but for fans of bad movies, its the tops! (6/10)

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