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Jivaro -- Adventure in the treacherous headhunting Jivaro Indian country.  Three men and a woman in an attempt to find hidden gold encounter danger.


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Release Date:
12 February 1954 (USA) See more »
A gorgeous American arrives in Brazilian headhunter country, seeking her scape-grace fiancé. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Fun jungle adventure, shot in 3-D See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Fernando Lamas ... Rio Galdez

Rhonda Fleming ... Alice Parker

Brian Keith ... Tony

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Pedro Martines (as Lon Chaney)

Richard Denning ... Jerry Russell

Rita Moreno ... Maroa
Marvin Miller ... Jivaro Chief Kovanti
Morgan Farley ... Vinny
Pascual García Peña ... Sylvester, Rio's aide (as Pascual Pena)

Nestor Paiva ... Jacques

Kay Johnson ... 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)
Richard Bartell ... Locket Native (uncredited)
Marian Mosick ... Mrs. Sylvester (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Ludwig 
Writing credits
David Duncan (story)

Winston Miller 

Produced by
William H. Pine .... producer
William C. Thomas .... producer
Original Music by
Gregory Stone 
Cinematography by
Lionel Lindon 
Film Editing by
Howard A. Smith  (as Howard Smith)
Art Direction by
A. Earl Hedrick  (as Earl Hedrick)
Hal Pereira 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Grace Gregory 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director
Sound Department
Gene Garvin .... sound recordist
Harold Lewis .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Camera and Electrical Department
W. Wallace Kelley .... director of photography: second unit (as Wallace Kelley)
Other crew
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Crew verified as complete

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92 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #16642, General Audience) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Fun jungle adventure, shot in 3-D, 9 June 2003
Author: Stereo3dguy from Las Vegas

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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