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Cedric Rutherford (screenplay)
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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
Barbara Lee Babbitt ... Woman of Goona
Bernadette ... Woman of Goona
Elaine Krasner ... Woman of Goona
Lillian Melek ... Woman of Goona
Iris Rautenberg ... Woman of Goona
Roberta Wagner ... Woman of Goona
Johnny Walsh ... Engor
Roy Murray ... Man of Goona
Ed Fury ... Gahbo
Steve Klisanin ... Man of Goona
Walter Knoch ... Man of Goona
Ronald Mankowski ... Man of Goona
Gerry Roslund ... Man of Goona
Varden Spencer ... Man of Goona
Kenneth Vitulli ... Man of Goona
Rex Richards ... King of Wongo
Bert Williams ... King of Goona
Zuni Dyer ... Priestess
Olga Suarez ... Spirit of the Priestess
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Directed by
James L. Wolcott 
 
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Cedric Rutherford (screenplay)

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George R. Black .... producer
James L. Wolcott .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harry Walsh (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David J. Cazalet 
 
Costume Design by
Tom McKeehan 
 
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Rudolph Liszt .... makeup artist
 
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Edward Fenton .... sound (as Edward A. Fenton)
 
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Faith Knobel .... production assistant
Richard F. Leavitt .... production assistant
Owen Phillips .... dialogue director
Olga Suarez .... choreographer
Marion Black Vaccaro .... production assistant
James L. Wolcott .... presenter
 
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71 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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Some of the stock music used is also used in Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959).See more »
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Revealing mistakes: 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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Engor:The tribe of many men come in big canoes bringing war to the coast.See more »
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Featured in The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004) (V)See more »

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Camp trash classic, 25 October 2013
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Well you sure can't say that this camp classic does not have a memorable synopsis. Mother Nature has decided to experiment a little. Two primitive tribes live on opposite sides of an island but with a difference. The Wongo have beautiful women but ugly men, while the Goona have dreamy guys but unattractive gals. An attack by a tribe of savage ape-men from overseas brings both groups together. And the natural order of things falls into place. The message of the movie, cheerfully delivered, is that good looking people and ugly people should really stick together, it's better for everyone in the end. It's not a very right-on sentiment nowadays of course but it is a hilarious one for an old movie to base itself around. Consequently, The Wild Women of Wongo is a very memorable bit of nonsense.

It can probably be regarded as an early sexploitation flick. Although admittedly with no nudity. But by late 50's standards I guess those girls in leopard skin bikinis was pretty racy stuff. They even, predictably, have a cat fight too. The main focus is also unsurprisingly on the hot Wonga women. They are banished by their slack-jawed male tribesmen for intervening and saving one of the dishy Goona guys from an execution. They travel through the jungle to visit a priestess and engage in an elaborate 'dance of the dragon god'. The 'dragon god' itself was simply an alligator, which seemed somewhat ridiculous. But why question anything in this madness? We also have another prominent animal character - a wise cracking, talking parrot, who doesn't really seem to serve any overall purpose to be perfectly honest. I think the film-makers just threw in everything they had at their disposal and wrote it vaguely into the plot. Also of note is the fact that the ape-men, who are the catalyst for the entire story, are only seen in one scene and by the end of the film are completely forgotten about; in fact, they seemed to have simply gone away.

This is a good laugh. I liked its sheer trashiness. And wait until you get to that ending scene where the hunks wink back at us all one by one…dreamy…

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