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Jivaro (1954)

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A gorgeous American arrives in Brazilian headhunter country, seeking her scape-grace fiancé.

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Complete credited cast:
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Rio Galdez
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Alice Parker
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Tony
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Pedro Martines (as Lon Chaney)
Richard Denning ...
Jerry Russell
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Maroa
Marvin Miller ...
Jivaro Chief Kovanti
Morgan Farley ...
Vinny
Pascual García Peña ...
Sylvester, Rio's aide (as Pascual Pena)
Nestor Paiva ...
Jacques
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Umari
Charles Lung ...
The Padre (as Charlie Lung)
Gregg Barton ...
Edwards
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugenia Paul ...
Native Bit (unconfirmed)
Rosa Turich ...
Native Bit (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

At Rio Galdez's remote Brazilian trading post live assorted outcast Americans and Europeans, including Jerry Russell, ex-engineer who became obsessed with the Jivaro headhunters' treasure, quit his job, and took up with the bottle and local girl Maroa. But he still gets letters from his nominal fiancée in California, and unexpectedly the shapely, glamorous Alice Parker arrives, expecting to marry a rich planter. Disillusioned, Alice is almost ready to fall into Rio's arms when news comes that Jerry is missing in Jivaro country... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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12 February 1954 (USA)  »

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Der Schatz der Jivaro  »

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Fun jungle adventure, shot in 3-D
9 June 2003 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

Cheesy in the extreme, this one is a lot of fun. Lon Chaney, Jr (The Wolfman) is in a supporting role. Rhonda Fleming's third 3-D movie and Fernando Lamas' second. By the time this one was released, the 3-D boom was over so it was shown flat. However,you can glimpse some 3-D clips in the IMAX 3-D film ENCOUNTER IN THE THIRD DIMENSION, which is available on DVD.

In September 2006, the 3-D version made its public debut (53 years after it was made!) at the World 3-D Film Expo II. It's even more fun in the intended 3-D form. The restored print was quite nice and it is wonderful that this film can be seen in the stereoscopic version as shot.


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