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Release Date:
23 September 1951 (USA) See more »
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A Smashing Cyclone of Thrills and Adventure! 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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Cast

  (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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Runtime:
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 »
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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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Great camp for insomniacs, 4 March 2012
Author: MartianOctocretr5 from Redondo Beach, CA

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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