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Green Mansions (1959)

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A young man in the jungles of Venezuela meets a strange girl of the forest and falls in love with her.

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A young Venezuelan idealist flees his native land to escape a revolution. Hoping to find peace, he goes to the mountains and the forests of the Amazon. There he encounters Rima, the Bird Girl, an orphan living a life of nature. It is all an admirable romance telling a tale of "quest, love, and violence." Written by alfiehitchie

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...the forbidden forests beyond the Amazon See more »


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Release Date:

3 September 1959 (West Germany)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the film, Rima is shown accompanied by a fawn. In order for the animal to properly bond with the actress, Audrey Hepburn effectively adopted the baby deer in the weeks preceding production. See more »

Goofs

While walking through the forest looking for her grandfather, Rima's hair changes from being in front of to behind her shoulders between shots. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of Green Mansions
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
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User Reviews

Oddball Hollywood reworking of the famous book, redeemable in spite of incredibly bad casting choices.
28 April 2003 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

Colorful locales, kitschy production design and a nice stroke of sado-masochism go a long way in making this obscure gem a guilty pleasure of jungle-lust adventure. Mel Ferrer directs the story like a comics classic, with his then-wife Audrey Hepburn playing a jungle girl with her usual Givenchy class, and Tony Perkins as a young Indiana-Jones type. Hokey and utterly inappropriate, but still enjoyably offbeat, especially when Perkins croons a love song. The other cast members fare much better: with Lee J. Cobb overacting perfectly as Audrey's old man; Sessue Hayakawa, laconic and petulant as the Indian chief; and Henry Silva, all wide-eyed enthusiasm as the warrior relishing his tortuous ritual of courage. Old-style Hollywood, matinee magic in CinemaScope, with the added wonder of Stereophonic sound.


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