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Director:
Writers:
Philip Yordan (screenplay) (front for Ben Maddow) and
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Release Date:
3 March 1954 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He feared only two things on earth...the MARABUNTA...Nature's deadliest force, and his fiery New Orleans bride! See more »
Plot:
The Leiningen South American cocoa plantation is threatened by a 2-mile-wide, 20-mile-long column of army ants. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Leiningen Versus The Ants!! See more (58 total) »

Cast

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Eleanor Parker ... Joanna Leiningen

Charlton Heston ... Christopher Leiningen

Abraham Sofaer ... Incacha

William Conrad ... Commissioner
Romo Vincent ... Boat Captain

Douglas Fowley ... Medicine Man
John Dierkes ... Gruber
Leonard Strong ... Kutina
Norma Calderón ... Zala (as Norma Calderon)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pilar Del Rey ... Indian Wife (uncredited)

Bernie Gozier ... Gruber's Indian (uncredited)
Jerry Groves ... Gruber's Indian (uncredited)
Leon Lontoc ... Indian (uncredited)
John Mansfield ... Foreman (uncredited)
Ronald Alan Numkena ... Indian Boy (uncredited)
Rodd Redwing ... Indian (uncredited)
Jack Reitzen ... Fat Man (uncredited)
Carlos Rivero ... Indian Husband (uncredited)
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Directed by
Byron Haskin 
 
Writing credits
Philip Yordan (screenplay) front for Ben Maddow and
Ranald MacDougall (screenplay)

Carl Stephenson (based on a story by)

Ben Maddow  screenplay (front Philip Yordan)

Produced by
Frank Freeman Jr. .... associate producer
George Pal .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniele Amfitheatrof 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Everett Douglas 
 
Art Direction by
Franz Bachelin 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Grace Gregory 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Charles Gemora .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herbert Coleman .... assistant director
Arthur Rosson .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Gene Garvin .... sound recordist
Harry Lindgren .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Charles Gemora .... mechanical designer: ants (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Loyal Griggs .... photographer: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... conductor (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Reginald Lal Singh .... technical advisor
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:PG | Chile:18 | Finland:K-16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2005) | USA:Approved (PCA #16799) | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
William Conrad, who plays the commissioner in this movie, played the lead role of Leiningen in the 1948 radio play, "Leiningen vs. the Ants", the original story upon which this movie was based.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: During the first meeting/"confrontation" between Joanna and Christopher there comes a point in the conversation when he asks her if she is 'laughing at him.' As she turns from the dresser to face him at the very upper left corner for approx. 35 frames the moving shadow of what may well be a boom mic can easily be seen as it follows the motion.See more »
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Joanna Leiningen:If you knew anything about music, you'd know that the best piano is one that's been played.See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Leiningen Versus The Ants!!, 26 December 2001
Author: Bob Podoff (bpodoff@bellatlantic.net) from Brooklyn, New York U.S.A.

The movie The Naked Jungle was magnificent!! It was extremely

enthralling!! The title "Leiningen versus the ants" was the original story!! It was first broadcast on radio probably in the 1940's maybe even earlier!! The radio show was even better than the movie if that is possible!! The suspense, the intrigue, you bit your nails down to your knuckles!! The radio show was fabulous!! That's why they re-broadcast it over and over again every year or every two years. I listened to it many times!! The movie of course gives a different perspective!! You can actually see The RED ARMY ANTS, or RED ANTS, or ARMY ANTS frighteningly live which of course you couldn't do on radio!! These ants do exist and they are dangerous!! But also let us not forget that this movie is a great love story!! Here we have Charlton Heston, a real hunk!! A strapping six foot four very handsome, very physical male!! Then we have his love interest, Eleanor Parker a ravishing, redheaded beauty, with a fantastic body and figure!! A man and a woman in their prime eventually attracted to each other and falling in love at the end!! What more can you ask for in a movie! RED ANTS and A RAVISHING RED HEAD. That's why this was a great movie in it's time and still is today in my opinion!!

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