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Skullduggery (1970)

GP | | Adventure | 6 March 1970 (USA)
The missing-link is found on a safari in New Guinea. Is it human or animal?


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Sybil Greame
Otto Kreps
Chips Rafferty ...
Father 'Pop' Dillingham
Pat Suzuki ...
Bruce Spofford
Attorney General
Judge Draper
Mort Marshall ...
Dr. Figgins
Michael St. Clair ...
Tee Hee Lawrence
John Kimberley ...


An expedition into the interior of Papua New Guinea comes across a tribe of ape-like people who may or may not be ancestors of early man. However, the influence of modern man is to have devastating effects upon these forgotten people. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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A band of adventurers matches raw courage against the terrors of the New Guinea jungle...to bring back the creature that has haunted science for centuries! See more »




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Release Date:

6 March 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abenteuer in Neuguinea  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Just a poor shadow of the original film
7 August 2001 | by (Silicon Valley, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

I must have unknowingly been in the test audience for the original version of this film at a local drive-in theater in 1970. I recently saw the current version on TV again, and was shocked at the mutilation of the original plot. The movie I remember was longer and the missing scenes and dialogue comprised a biting satire of race relations that still resonates in my memory today. The present version of the film has sadly had the best scenes and lines excised out, in the name of avoiding controversy in 1970.

We have come a long way since then. This film was far more entertaining in it's original form, and deserves re-release in a Special Edition or Director's cut DVD!

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