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Japanese fifth columnists create havoc in the industries and plantations of Pre-Pearl Harbor Hawaii, until an American doctor helps defeat them.



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Complete credited cast:
Dr. Jim Ransom
Mari Blanchard ...
Ann McRae
James Westerfield ...
Harvey Mathews
Glenn Langan ...
Roger McRae
Miyoko Sasaki ...
Kimi-San Grey
Rhodes Reason ...
Major Richard 'Dick' Grey
Glenn Dixon ...
Felix Agung
Bob Okazaki ...
Jerry Frank ...


Japanese fifth columnists create havoc in the industries and plantations of Pre-Pearl Harbor Hawaii, until an American doctor helps defeat them.

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22 July 1957 (USA)  »

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Hölle des Dschungels  »

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This was filmed on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i back to back with Voodoo Island (1957) by the same production company. Many of the crew and two of the actors worked on both films. See more »

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Pretty Bland All Around
30 June 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Jungle Heat (1957)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

New plantation owners show up in pre-WWII Hawaii to take over their land but they soon realize that Dr. Jim Ransom (Lex Barker) is investigating possible Japanese communist working in the area. If you're looking for a boring, dull, lifeless and bad dialogue driven film then this here is a must see. If you're half-way human and expect thrillers to be thrilling then it's best that you stay away from this "C" movie from Bel-Air. It should be noted that the studio made this film at the same time as their equally bad VOODOO ISLAND with Boris Karloff. Both films contain a low-budget, a notable star and that's just about it. It's clear the studio wasn't able to do too much with their budget and this is probably why you see so little going on here. There's really no action scenes up until the end and once we get to them by that times you're so bored that it doesn't matter what happens. Another major problem is that the three lead characters are all rather bland and not for a second do you care about them. I think it was interesting that they were trying to do something pre-Pearl Harbor but the end result is just a failure. When you've got poor writing, no story and a lack of any real characters it's very hard to overcome this and JUNGLE HEAT ends up feeling twice as long as its 75-minute running time. Barker actually isn't too bad in his part and Mari Blanchard and James Westerfield are also fairly good. Still, there's just not enough going on with this picture to make it worth watching unless you're wanting to be a judge and see whether this or VOODOO ISLAND is worse.

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