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Duel in the Jungle (1954)

Approved  |   |  Adventure  |  21 August 1954 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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21 August 1954 (USA)  »

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Duel dans la jungle  »

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(RCA Recording)

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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 crew members 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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Woeful, pitiful...where's my dictionary..?
6 September 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Wow, people on this board are really generous. I couldn't stop laughing at the unending silliness of this movie, from the bad stock /studio footage matching to Jeanne Crain's silent movie reactions to lions and rubber snakes to the under-cranking (fast motion) of the fight scenes. And when Dana Andrews flicks the branch of a bush into David Farrar's face a la The 3 Stooges that was just the comedic icing on the cake. I could have done better than that with my family out in the backyard.

Obviously the producers were taken with the (then recent) success of Mogambo, King Solomon's Mines and other exotic fare and thought they could cash in, but those movies had a decent script and flair--plus much more on-location shooting (essential for this kind of movie). Here absolutely nothing seems right, even the music, which breaks out in a Bach-like chaconne for the final chase through the jungle that effectively stifles whatever drama the scene might have had (not much really). No, there are some really decent B-Grade jungle/exotic location action movies, but none to my knowledge has ever been produced by a British studio. It just wasn't their thing.


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