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Duel in the Jungle (1954)

Approved | | Adventure | 21 August 1954 (USA)
In Rhodesia, the accidental death of a diamond broker raises suspicions with his American insurer which sends a claims investigator to clarify the matter.

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Scott Walters
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Marian Taylor
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Perry Henderson / Arthur Henderson
Patrick Barr ...
Supt. Roberts
George Coulouris ...
Capt. Malburn
Charles Goldner ...
Martell
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Pitt
Mary Merrall ...
Mrs. Henderson
Heather Thatcher ...
Lady on S.S. Nigeria
Michael Mataka ...
Vincent
Paul Carpenter ...
Pan American Airways Clerk
Delphi Lawrence ...
Pan American Girl
Mary Mackenzie ...
Junior Secretary
Bee Duffell ...
Irish Landlady
Alec Finter ...
Waiter
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An American insurance investigator is sent to Rhodesia to investigate the mysterious death of a diamond broker who drowned whilst diving off the coast. The broker was insured for $1 million so the insurerers are suspicious. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Through screeching jungle haunts, across the veldt of violence, past lion fang and boa coil... they shadowed the 'Dead man of the Transvaal' they had to bring back alive! See more »

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Assistant director Tony Kelly disappeared while shooting second-unit footage along the Zambesi River in Rhodesia. When the crew's boat overturned, the other two crewmen were able to swim to safety but Kelly, although the strongest swimmer of them all, disappeared in the water. It is thought he was trying to save the camera equipment and many theories were offered for the disappearance, the most fearful being that he had been taken by crocodiles. No body was ever found. See more »

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The same shot of a lion approaching is used when Scott is lion hunting and when Marian is threatened by one in the jungle. See more »

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The Night Belongs To Me
Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Sung by Michael Mataka
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Dana Andrews & Jeanne Crain in African safari
13 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Interesting adventure in which Dana Andrews plays an insurance investigator who goes to Africa to check out the death by drowning of a man ( David Farrar ) who had a million dollar insurance policy. Also looking for info regarding the allegedly dead man is his wife, Jeanne Crain. Pretty fast paced drama, the last portion of the film set in the African jungle. Dana Andrews & Jeanne Crain were one of the great film pairings. Besides this film, they were also in State Fair, Madison Avenue, and Hot Rods to Hell. I had seen this film as a kid & it had kept me on the edge of my seat. It doesn't get much play these days--but I did find a DVD thru a collector. Seeing the film again was a thrill.


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