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East of Borneo (1931)

Woman treks through jungle to find her missing husband.

Director:

George Melford

Writers:

Edwin H. Knopf (as Edwin Knopf), Dale Van Every (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rose Hobart ... Linda Randolph
Charles Bickford ... Dr. Allan Randolph
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Hashim--Prince of Marudu
Lupita Tovar ... Neila
Noble Johnson ... Osman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom London ... (unconfirmed)
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Woman treks through jungle to find her missing husband, who had left her years before when he believed she was having an affair. She finds him as the drunken court physician to a tyrannical jungle prince; as if that isn't bad enough, she soon realizes the the prince has eyes for her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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THE MIGHTIEST MELODRAMA-ROMANCE EVER CONCIEVED BY THE MIND OF MAN (Print ad- Bolivar Breeze, ((Bolivar NY)) 1 October 1931)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Leste da Ilha de Bornéu See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Dr. Allan Clark: You're making a mistake, your highness. White women are bad enough in their own environment, but when you get them into the jungle...
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They don't make them like this any more
11 June 2004 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

This is a really good adventure film that's probably all but forgotten.

The plot is simple. A woman travels into the jungle to find her husband, now a drunken court doctor for a jungle prince. He had left her years before because he thought she was having an affair. What happens when she gets there is the reason to watch.

I won't lie, the first part of this film is slow. Its the trip to the prince's city and other than the chanting of rowers and the sounds of the jungle this is almost silent. Its not terrible since the scenes of jungle wild life and the odd danger is interesting.

But its worth hanging on to the second half, since once the wife arrives its men being men as the prince and the doctor begin a strange game of chess for her. Its here that we get to see the good stuff, which I won't spoil other than to say crocodiles, tons of them. And this was in the day when you didn't fake it, they are there in quantity.

This is jungle thrills of the real variety since you don't know if some one is really going to be dinner.Had these scenes been done today the digital effects would have reduced the tension because you'd know it wasn't real, this is...WOW.

My sole complaint about the last 45 minutes has to do with how some scenes are shot. Today, thanks to better equipment and computers the camera can move more freely, here there are a couple of times I wish the camera moved so we could see some of the spectacle that ends this film better.

Definitely put this on your to see list. Its not perfect and it is dated but its really a good film that deserves to be seen.


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