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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)
Film Editing by
David J. Cazalet 
Costume Design by
Tom McKeehan 
Makeup Department
Rudolph Liszt .... makeup artist
Sound Department
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
Crew believed to be complete

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71 min
Color (Pathécolor)
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The actress who plays Wana (credited as Adrienne Bourbeau) is believed by many film buffs to actually be Adrienne Barbeau - an extremely unlikely possibility, seeing as how Ms. Barbeau, having been born in 1945, would have been only 12 or 13 at the time this film was made.See more »
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 »
Woman of Goona:You "come in peace"... with spears!See more »
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Opposites don't Attract, 28 January 2005
Author: sol from Brooklyn NY USA

(Spoilers) Strangely made movie thats so badly acted that it comes across as a movie worthy to be classified with such bad movie epics as "Plan Nine from Outer Space" and "Manos: The Hands of Fate". In fact the film actually has a piece of music thats straight out of the soundtrack of the film "Plan Nine from Outer Space" that was released a year after, in 1959, in it.

Wango, as well as Goona, were islands created by Mother Nature back some 10,000 years ago where the men of Womgo were boorish brutes and the women were gorgeous babes and in the case of the people on the island of Noona the men were Greek Gods and the women were homely wallflowers.This made dating romance and marriage among the young couples of Wongo and Goona an act of duty rather then an act of love.

This all changes when one of the young men of Goona, the son of that islands king,traveled to Wongo by canoe to get the men of both islands to united against an invasion of ape-men from another island. The women of Wongo seeing the handsome Goonaien went ape over him which lead the jealous men of Wongo plan to kill him before he left the island. This was foiled by the Wongo women when they prevented their men from murdering the handsome Noona man which had them kicked out of the island by their man-folks.

Meanwhile, out of camera range, the ape-men attack Wongo and kill and scatter the men there leaving them to wounder through the forests and waterways to Goona. Back in Noona The men are given, through trial and fire, their chance to prove their manhood by their elders by being thrown out of their village and into the jungle without their spears to protect themselves. This leaves them open to be captured by the armed Amazon-like Women of Wongo and taken as slaves back to their island, which seems to have been abandoned by the invading ape-men.

At Goona the men of Wongo, who are lost in the woods, run into the women of Goona and the both boorish and homely men and women hit it on and fall head over heels in love with each other. The story ends with both the Men of Goona and Women of Wongo falling in love with each other as the Women of Goona and Men of Wongo did earlier. They all live happily ever after with Mother Nature as usual correcting herself from the mistake she made when she at first created the incompatible, to each other, men and women of Wongo and Goona. As for the invading ape-men? they must have gotten lost in the woods and were never seen or heard from again.

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