MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 16,243 this week

The Mating Urge (1959)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 13 users  
Reviews: write review

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 »

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 56 titles
created 23 Jan 2011
 
a list of 65 titles
created 25 Mar 2011
 
a list of 950 titles
created 10 Nov 2011
 
a list of 83 titles
created 14 Jun 2012
 
a list of 56 titles
created 16 Aug 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "The Mating Urge" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Mating Urge (1959)

The Mating Urge (1959) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Mating Urge.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Secret Africa (1969)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Documentary about French Equatorial Africa, including sequences on adult circumcision rites of Bariba tribe; whipping of young Peuls; a secret asylum in the jungle; new-born tattooing in ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfredo Castiglioni, Angelo Castiglioni, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Riccardo Cucciolla
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

During the 1830s white settlers are moving into what is now Florida. An unscrupulous slave trader captures the wife of Indian Chief Osceola, setting off a war between the Seminole tribe and the U.S Army.

Director: R. John Hugh
Stars: James Craig, Lita Milan, Barton MacLane
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

"Documentary" about an expedition through darkest Africa in search of a jungle medicine man who performs bizarre (and illegal) skull surgeries. Along the way there is much footage of ... See full summary »

Directors: Thor L. Brooks, Byron Chudnow
Stars: Kwaheri, Les Tremayne
Karamoja (1955)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The filmed record of an expedition to the African interior, with scenes of animal life and native customs and practices.

Director: William B. Treutle
Des morts (1979)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This morbid, unusual, and critically acclaimed documentary was filmed in the most exotic locations all over the world. Of the Dead (Des Morts) deals with death, the soon dead, and the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Pol Ferbus, Dominique Garny, and 1 more credit »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Art Gilmore ...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 October 1959 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Featured in Twisted Sex Vol. 15 (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss The Mating Urge (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?