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Female Jungle (1956)

Several persons, including an off duty policeman and a weird rich guy, are suspects in the murder of a beautiful actress.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Det. Sgt. Jack Stevens
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Claude Almstead
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Burt Kaiser ...
Alex Voe
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Peggy Voe
James Kodl ...
Joe
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Sgt. Duane (as Rex Thorsen)
Cornelius Keefe ...
Capt. Kroger (as Jack Hill)
Bruce Carlisle ...
Chuck
Connie Cezon ...
Connie
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George (as Robert Davis)
Gordon Urquhart ...
Larry Jackson
Alan Jay Factor ...
Dr. Urquhart (as Alan Frost)
Bill Layne ...
Heckler
Bruno VeSota ...
Frank (as Bruno Ve Sota)
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Storyline

A blonde actress is murdered across from a bar. An off-duty cop has been getting pleasantly sloshed, but becomes worried about his innocence when he finds out he was seen leaving the establishment with a blonde, but doesn't remember. As he investigates, he interviews a columnist who was going with the actress, a caricaturist who drew the victim, the caricaturist's wife who works at the bar, and the caricaturist's lover, and slowly begins to put the pieces of the deadly puzzle together. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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As the night grows dark, the women turn deadly. See more »


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16 June 1956 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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It was released as the second half of a double bill with The Oklahoma Woman (1956). The release was profitable for the studio. See more »

Quotes

Alex Voe: You're lying - just like the phony paint on yer face!
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More Bad Than Good
12 September 2002 | by (Noth Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Even allowing for the fact that it was a low budget, quickly made picture (like many film noirs were), this picture for me was more bad than good. First the bad, the film suffers from some stilted acting by the supporting players and so-so dialog. The film even manages a couple of moments of unintentional humor. It is about a murder that takes place outside a bar where an off duty cop is drinking heavily. The cop is played here by Lawrence Tierney (who looks more like his younger brother, Scott Brady, than he has in any other role of his I've seen). The cops on duty browbeat Tierney into helping out with the investigation. I did not understand why they expected Tierney's character to help, he was off duty after all. Now for the good, after a few false leads and dead ends, the killer is revealed. I must admit, the killer's identity was unexpected. I was fooled. The leading performers here are competent but the one person that really stands out, literally, is a young temptress played by Jayne Mansfield. It is easy to see why she ended up with a Hollywood career playing Marilyn Monroe type parts. This film was released as the second half of a double feature. That is where it belongs. The western it was released with, Oklahoma Woman, is a much better film.


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