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Mara of the Wilderness (1965)

Approved | | Adventure | 23 June 1966 (Mexico)
A young woman who has lived only with the wolves for company in the wilds of Alaska is discovered by an anthropologist and, at the same time, by a brutal hunter.

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Mara Wade (as Linda Saunders)
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A young woman who has lived only with the wolves for company in the wilds of Alaska is discovered by an anthropologist and, at the same time, by a brutal hunter.

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Jarnagan: What's so important?
Ken Williams: [scoff] Only my job... summer check on the wolf pack!
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Haunting Hokum with Attractive Leads
13 August 2017 | by (Crystal Palace) – See all my reviews

A well-acted, quietly haunting little film boasting excellent location photography with Deschutes National Forest in Oregon standing in for Alaska, and attractive lead performances by Adam West and Linda Saunders, as she then was.

Wild girl Mara Wade, orphaned at 7 by a bear and raised by wolves, is assumed dead until 12 years later handsome hero West and ruthless hunter Theo Marcuse simultaneously stumble over her and things get ugly (despite the overall gentleness of the film, there are some quite rugged scenes of violence, as when West gets simultaneously caught in two of Marcuse's animal traps).

A German adventure film in colour shot in Africa about a blonde wild girl, 'Liane, das Mädchen aus dem Urwald' (1956), in which Marion Marshall had spent the first half of the film topless, had been released in America as 'Liane, Jungle Goddess' in 1959, and was successful enough for her to reprise the role the following year in 'Liane, die weiße Sklavin' (1957). Also in 1959 Audrey Hepburn had played a similar, more modestly dressed, role as Reena the Bird Girl in a film version of William Henry Hudson's 1904 best seller 'Green Mansions'.

As the mature Mara, Linda Saunders wears considerably more than Liane and sports an impressive mane of stylish, immaculately combed sixties big hair down to her waist that wouldn't look out of place in an episode of 'Star Trek'. By day she run about barefoot with a knife in her belt and spends her nights curled up with a family of wolves. While Liane naturally spoke fluent German, Mara never says a word; and the film rather boldly has long stretches completely without dialogue.

Both West and Saunders soon afterwards found regular employment on TV in 'Batman' and 'Petticoat Junction' respectively, as did Roberto Contreras (who brings a fascinating stillness to his role as Marcuse's long-suffering Indian guide) in 'The High Chaparral' and Denver Pyle in 'The Dukes of Hazzard'. Shortly before his untimely death in a car crash in 1967, Marcuse appeared with West again in an episode of 'Batman'.


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