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Untamed (1929)

Approved | | Drama | 23 November 1929 (USA)
When her rich oilman father is killed, Bingo, raised in the wilds of South America, inherits the company. Her guardians Ben and Howard send her to New York for civilizing but on the way she... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

Charles E. Scoggins (from the story by), Sylvia Thalberg (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Bingo Dowling
Robert Montgomery ... Andy McAllister
Ernest Torrence ... Ben Murchison
Holmes Herbert ... Howard Presley
John Miljan ... Bennock
Gwen Lee ... Marjory
Edward J. Nugent ... Paul (as Edward Nugent)
Don Terry ... Gregg
Gertrude Astor ... Mrs. Mason
Milton J. Fahrney ... Jollop (as Milton Farney)
Lloyd Ingraham ... Dowling (as Lloyd Ingram)
Grace Cunard ... Milly
Tom O'Brien Tom O'Brien ... Moran
Wilson Benge Wilson Benge ... Billcombe
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Storyline

When her rich oilman father is killed, Bingo, raised in the wilds of South America, inherits the company. Her guardians Ben and Howard send her to New York for civilizing but on the way she meets Andy, wonderful in every way but wealth. He can't live off her money, he says, as he turns to Marjory. Uncivilized Bingo, who hits anyone she disagrees with, shoots Andy in the arm. Now it's okay for him to marry her. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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You'll love her voice-her acting will sweep you off your feet! (Print Ad- Lawrence Daily Journal-World,((Lawrence, Ks.)) 5 December 1929) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jungle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$229,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$714,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This film made a profit of $508,000 for MGM ($7,160,700 in 2016 dollars). See more »

Quotes

Ben Murchison: Give us a little kiss, Bingo. Oh, baby, I - I'm so proud of you!
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Alternate Versions

MGM also released this movie in a silent version with film length of 1,630 m. See more »

Connections

Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

That Wonderful Something Is Love
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Louis Alter and Joe Goodwin
Sung by Joan Crawford and Robert Montgomery
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Bingo Was Her Name-O
6 January 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Untamed is a dusty old creaker that has the distinction of being Joan Crawford's first talkie after years of mostly forgettable silent films. The plot is about an oil heiress named Bingo (Crawford) raised in the jungle by her father. She's pretty much a wild child though nothing like Tarzan. More like a hillbilly or something I guess. She's uncouth, as the kids might say. Anyway her father is killed and his two friends (Holmes Herbert and an overacting Ernest Torrence) decide to take her to New York to become civilized. On the ship she meets Robert Montgomery and falls in love. Being this is Joan's first talking picture, I'll cut her some slack. Her acting in the dramatic scenes was pretty bad but she does better with the comedy. Overall, a curio but nothing more. If you're a die-hard fan of Joan's, check it out. Otherwise you're not missing anything.


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