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The Wild Women of Wongo (1958)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Hawkshaw ...
Omoo
Mary Ann Webb ...
Mona
Candé Gerrard ...
Ahtee
Adrienne Bourbeau ...
Wana
Marie Goodhart ...
Woman of Wongo
Michelle Lamaack ...
Woman of Wongo
Joyce Nizzari ...
Woman of Wongo
Val Phillips ...
Woman of Wongo
Jo Elaine Wagner ...
Woman of Wongo
Pat Crowley ...
Man of Wongo
Ray Rotello ...
Man of Wongo
Billy Day ...
Man of Wongo
Burt Parker ...
Man of Wongo
Robert Serrecchia ...
Man of Wongo
Whitey Hart ...
Man of Wongo
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On the tropical island of Wongo, a tribe of beautiful women discover that the other side of the island is inhabited by a tribe of handsome men. They also discover that a tribe of evil ape men live on the island, too, and the ape men are planning a raid on the tribe in order to capture mates. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Savage in battle... primitive in love... prehistoric beauties live by the code of the jungle! See more »

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Famed playwright Tennessee Williams directed the majority of the film. Credited director James L. Wolcott was a close friend of Williams, and when Tennessee asked for the pleasure of directing, he was allowed to do so for the fun of the experience. See more »

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When one of the ape men is eaten by the alligator, an obviously fake-looking cloth stuffed dummy is used. See more »

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Woman of Goona: You "come in peace"... with spears!
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Tell Ya 'Bout Them Wongo Women
1 November 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I think that if Ed Wood were alive today or could make his complaints felt from beyond this mortal coil, he'd be haunting the Medved Brothers who dared not include The Wild Women Of Wongo in their list of the 50 Worst Films. Next to this Plan Nine From Outer Space plays like Citizen Kane.

This story is set on the mythical islands of Wongo and Guna and it seems as though the gene pool has played one dirty trick. The men of Wongo look like the inbreds from Deliverance and the women like playboy bunnies. On the other hand in Guna land, the men are these gorgeous beach boy surfer hunks and the women look like someone left the pound door open one night.

Both islands worship the crocodile god and the croc demands some sacrifices every so often. When one of the Wongo women actually subdues and kills the crocodile god, the theological implications are cataclysmic.

There are some hairy ape men like creatures who invade both the islands and it takes a while for them to come to a common plan of alliance.

That's about the sum and substance of this awful film which was shot in the Everglades on location. This film must have been a great after midnight third feature in the drive-ins when folks could look at the Guna men and Wongo women if they needed a little extra inspiration for the night's fun.

There's a parrot who serves as a kind of Greek chorus to all the silly goings on and when the parrot gives the best acting performance in the film, you KNOW how bad this is going to be.


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