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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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In at least two scenes (the ape men attacking Mona and Engor being forced to march), the actors can be seen wearing contemporary underwear beneath their animal skin outfits. See more »

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Woman of Goona: You "come in peace"... with spears!
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Utterly ridiculous: a must-see for "so bad it's good" fans
11 March 2012 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

"Oh, Priestess, we request permission to find mates!" The narrator explains: "Nature made a mistake." Two independent tribes that mistrust but leave each other alone finally interact, as an alliance to fight some other weird tribe is proposed, then rejected. A parrot is perched somewhere, and periodically shows up to mock the characters, as if we the audience aren't doing that already.

Basically, some prehistoric guys and gals from each tribe run around the forest and occasionally meet each other. There's one girl (from the "pretty woman" tribe) who beats the snot out of a baby crocodile, and the monster people show up briefly. Her tribe has women with 50's hair styles, shaved legs, lipstick, and other make-up. The other tribe has women with buck teeth and attitudes that scare their sheepish men.

Beware of the soundtrack. They actually use some of the same music as the infamous "Plan 9 from Outer Space," and this movie makes that one look good by comparison. The acting is oafery, the director must have been out in the sun too long, and the story line is uhh, was there one? There's only one way to watch this: MST3K style. Get your buddies together and mock the thing, when it isn't bashing itself that is.


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