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The Mating Urge (1959)

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An exploitation pot-boiler, posing as an anthropology art-film, and supposedly filmed by seventeen different cameraman in Africa, Malaya, India, Ceylon, Bali, New Guinea and New Hebrides. ... See full summary »

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An exploitation pot-boiler, posing as an anthropology art-film, and supposedly filmed by seventeen different cameraman in Africa, Malaya, India, Ceylon, Bali, New Guinea and New Hebrides. It probably was over about that many different years, as it is stock-and-archive footage from front-to back, including the New Hebrides segment, where the males have to leap from tall trees (and towers) with a vine attached to their ankles that stops them just short of a grand splattering on hard New Hebrides ground. An early-day version of bungee-jumping that is a macho-virility proving exercise that delights the village maidens. The art-house aspects and come-on was that it depicted strange love-rites in strange lands, even if some of them were re-enactments in color, in places of the black-and-white stock footage that had been serving in several reincarnations over the years. Highlights include "The Dance of the Fertility Tree" and "The Peek-A-Boo Betrothal." A few National Geographic-type scenes ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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UNASHAMED LOVE RITES exposed for the first time! See more »

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7 October 1959 (USA)  »

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In Sept. 1958, this film was distributed on a double bill with Naked in the Sun (1957). See more »

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Referenced in WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971) See more »

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