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Cedric Rutherford (screenplay)
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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

Directed by
James L. Wolcott 
 
Writing credits
Cedric Rutherford (screenplay)

Produced by
George R. Black .... producer
James L. Wolcott .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harry Walsh (director of photography)
 
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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)
 
Other crew
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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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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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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King of Wongo:In Wongo, you do not touch a maiden who is not yours.See more »
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
So Bad It's Fun, 22 June 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Wild Women of Wongo, The (1958)

** (out of 4)

As the film opens up a narrator tells us that some experiment was done on the island of Wongo. On that island all the beautiful women were given ugly men. On another island the beautiful men were given ugly women. When the ape people attack the two sides might come together so that the pretty can be with the pretty and the ugly with the ugly. Sound stupid? Well, it is and that's why this film came off mildly entertaining. The movie has the reputation of being one of the worst ever made and I won't argue that but at the same time it kept me entertained just because of how stupid it was. The movie even features some music that is best known from being used in PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, which would be released the following year. I don't think it's ever explained why the looks of the people were mixed up to begin with but I'm sure it wouldn't have made any sense anyways. As is to be expected, the performances all are extremely bad and sometimes it does give us some laughter. The director does what he can with the material but the color is pretty good and the locations are certainly nice to look at. There's also quite a bit of footage of some of the wildlife and that's a plus. The movie doesn't feature too much of a story as we see women (or men) get kicked out of their tribes, have to find, look around, fight some more and then look around some more. Fans of bad movies will want to check it out but others should stay far, far away.

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