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Female Jungle (1956)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  16 June 1956 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Det. Sgt. Jack Stevens
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Claude Almstead
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Burt Kaiser ...
Alex Voe
Kathleen Crowley ...
Peggy Voe
James Kodl ...
Joe
Duane Grey ...
Sgt. Duane (as Rex Thorsen)
Cornelius Keefe ...
Capt. Kroger (as Jack Hill)
Bruce Carlisle ...
Chuck
Connie Cezon ...
Connie
Davis Roberts ...
George (as Robert Davis)
Gordon Urquhart ...
Larry Jackson
Alan Jay Factor ...
Doctor Urquhart (as Alan Frost)
Bill Layne ...
Heckler
Bruno VeSota ...
Frank (as Bruno Ve Sota)
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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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Jayne Mansfield was paid $150 for her role and went back to her job selling popcorn at a movie theater after making this movie. See more »

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Surprisingly good
22 October 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Female Jungle is a fairly good and at times noteworthy low budget indie feature. Produced by star Burt Kaiser, who plays a down on his luck sketch artist with the longest 1950's hair this side of Elvis, the film also features Lawrence Tierney, who sleepwalks through his role as a drunken cop trying to win back the respect of his sergeant by helping solve a murder mystery. Tierney's career was entering crisis mode at this point thanks to his own drinking problem, and though he's obviously trying his best here, it shows. The story is fairly feeble, but the fine cast--which also includes John Carradine, Attack of the Giant Leeches man Bruno Ve Sota, an unglamorous looking Jayne Mansfield, and Davis Roberts--is worth watching. For a poverty row cheapie the film looks quite good--a testament, perhaps, to the effective work of DoP Elwood Bredell, who always did good work with little money on 'B' classics like Man Made Monster and Phantom Lady.


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