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12 February 1954 (USA) See more »
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A gorgeous American arrives in Brazilian headhunter country, seeking her scape-grace fiancé. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Fernando Lamas ... Rio Galdez

Rhonda Fleming ... Alice Parker

Brian Keith ... Tony
Pascual García Peña ... Sylvester, Rio's aide
Morgan Farley ... Vinny

Rita Moreno ... Maroa
Richard Denning ... Jerry Russell
Marvin Miller ... Jivaro Chief Kovanti

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Pedro Martines (as Lon Chaney)
Charles Lung ... The Padre (as Charlie Lung)

Kay Johnson ... Umari
Gregg Barton ... Edwards
Nestor Paiva ... Jacques
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)
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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
 
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92 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #16642, General Audience) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Dash of romantic pentagon, 4 January 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Fernando Lamas and Rhonda Fleming starred in this Pine-Thomas Production set in the Amazon tributary source country in Brazil. Jivaro is not about the Jivaro Indians who are the native inhabitants, but rather about the danger they are to anyone else. Clearly they are not a people to be messed with especially on their own turf.

It's on his turf that Lamas trades with the Jivaro, at his trading post on one of the Amazon tributaries. Lamas also owns a boat that makes The African Queen look like the Queen Mary. And on it he brings a passenger in the form of shapely Rhonda Fleming who has come unannounced to the area seeking her fiancé Richard Denning who 'owns' a big plantation.

Denning barely owns the clothes on his person. He's a dissolute drunk who came to the area seeking fame and fortune and he's still seeking it in the form of ancient Inca treasure in some lost city deep in the middle of Jivaro country. He's writing lies to Rhonda and taking up with native girl Rita Moreno.

And Denning has up and gone into the Jivaro country before Fleming arrived. Fleming also has Lamas and Brian Keith both panting hot and heavy after her, Keith a lot more crudely.

Jivaro is a competent well made action film with a dash of romantic pentagon in the mix. The credits don't list where Jivaro was shot and I doubt Paramount spent the money to go to the Amazon head water country. But Pine-Thomas did a very good job in recreating it, they were good that way, made competent pictures that looked good and never strained Paramount's budget.

I'd give this one a look.

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