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V.J. Rheims (writer)
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A new kind of Jungle Drama. Actually filmed in Guatemala and featuring members of the savage Vicuni Indian tribe!
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Cast

  (in credits order)
David DaLie ... Samson
Angélica Morales ... Morena
Antonio Gutiérrez ... Tumic
Fernando Wagner ... Fernando
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Cordova ... Sacrifice
Lydia Goya ... Cantina Dancer
Clarence Landry ... Vicuni Tribe Dancer
Joe Lanza ... Cantina Dancer
Bob Larca ... Vicuni Tribe Dancer
Philip Pearl ... Indian
Nina Peron ... Cantina Dancer
Hamdy Sayed ... Indian

Directed by
Fernando Wagner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
V.J. Rheims  writer

Produced by
Jonathan Daniels .... executive producer
John F. Horn .... producer
Victor Purcell .... executive producer
Fouad Said .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
Bert Shefter 
 
Cinematography by
Elwood J. Nicholson 
Walter Reuter 
Fouad Said 
 
Film Editing by
Edward Mann 
 
Art Department
Jorge Stanyo .... property master
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Kriger .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Joe Lanza .... choreographer
Pablo Ochata .... research consultant (as Dr. Pablo Ochata)
 

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Also Known As:
"Fury of the Jungle" - USA (censored version)
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Runtime:
USA:67 min
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Color (Tropicolor)
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Jungle pulp junk, 30 July 2006

Dubbed dialog, artless lighting, and science-film acting weaken what is otherwise a terrible adventure movie. The muddled and repetitive story concerns a white hunter who goes to South America, where he meets pretty Morena, a colleague's daughter. A native comes to town and picks Morena to be the tribe's virgin sacrifice. He and his pals kill papa and drag her off, spurring the white hunter to rescue her.

Early on, we get a little bondage nudity (a surprise for 1959) and jaguar wrasslin'. An excessive cantina dance sequence gets in the way, altho I'm not sure of what... the worst dream-sequence effects ever? Most of the film is a pursuit thru the jungle... with lame booby traps (as usual, pythons stand in for venomous stakes) and a climactic death match of the sort that the original Star Trek was so fond of.

Filmed in color, the location shots look surprisingly good (as does the captive Morena), but are edited with badly-matched studio shots. The producers would have been better off just shooting stock footage to sell to more serious film-makers. The trailer for Tarzana: The Wild Girl had more thrills.

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