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The Savage Girl (1932)

A white jungle goddess is protected by a fierce killer gorilla.

Director:

Harry L. Fraser (as Harry Fraser)

Writer:

Brewster Morse
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rochelle Hudson ... The Girl
Walter Byron ... Jim Franklin
Harry Myers ... Amos P. Stitch (as Harry C. Myers)
Adolph Milar Adolph Milar ... Erich Vernuth - aka Alec Bernouth
Ted Adams ... Chauffeur (as Theodore Adams)
Floyd Shackelford Floyd Shackelford ... Oscar
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A white jungle goddess is protected by a fierce killer gorilla.

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A wild goddess rules the jungle!

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boginja džungle - Tigrova hči See more »

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Monarch Film Corporation See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (International Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-46. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. Its earliest documented telecast in the New York City area, according to modern research, occurred 30 August 1950 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »

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Cut-rate adventure, but fun on its own terms
20 July 2006 | by gimhoffSee all my reviews

African explorer Jim Franklin is hired by perpetual drunkard and eccentric millionaire Amos P. Stitch on a whim, to capture animals to stock a private zoo on his Westchester estate. On the way to Africa they pick up a London cabbie and his cab to drive Stitch on the safari, and in Africa they hire Alex Bernouth, a German jungle guide, and Oscar, a Harlemite who wants to get back to New York.

Their expedition is observed by The White Goddess, a white jungle girl who warns the animals against being captured and releases the animals they do capture. They catch her by luring her with a shiny object -- a hand mirror -- and the expected complications ensue. Meanwhile, Stitch conducts an experiment with an imported white mouse to see whether elephants in the wild are really afraid of mice.

Low-budget writer, director, and producer Harry L. Fraser worked on a number of similar jungle, gorilla, and white-orphans-raised-by-animals pictures from the 1920's through the 1940's, but none of the others had Rochelle Hudson swinging from vines. This may have been a cut-rate, opposite-sex version of Tarzan the Ape Man, which was made the same year, but it's fun on its own terms.


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