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Jungle Woman (1944)

Paula the ape woman (Acquanetta) is alive and well, and running around a creepy old sanitarium run by the kindly Dr. Fletcher (J. Carrol Naish), also reverting to her true gorilla form ... See full summary »

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Reginald Le Borg (as Reginald LeBorg)

Writers:

Henry Sucher (story), Bernard Schubert (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Evelyn Ankers ... Beth Mason
J. Carrol Naish ... Dr. Carl Fletcher
Samuel S. Hinds ... Coroner
Lois Collier ... Joan Fletcher
Milburn Stone ... Fred Mason
Douglass Dumbrille ... District Attorney
Richard David Richard David ... Bob Whitney (as Richard Davis)
Nana Bryant ... Miss Gray - Nurse
Pierre Watkin ... Dr. Meredith
Christian Rub ... George - Groundsman
Alec Craig ... Caretaker
Eddie Hyans Eddie Hyans ... Willie (as Edward M. Hyans Jr.)
Tom Keene ... Joe - Fingerprint Man (as Richard Powers)
Acquanetta ... Paula Dupree - the Ape Woman
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Storyline

Paula the ape woman (Acquanetta) is alive and well, and running around a creepy old sanitarium run by the kindly Dr. Fletcher (J. Carrol Naish), also reverting to her true gorilla form every once in a while to kill somebody. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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RAPTUROUS BEAUTY!...FURY OF A BEAST! (1944 Australian poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rainha das Selvas See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Contains footage of 1943's Captive Wild Woman that introduced the ape-woman. Retells that story through court proceeding flashbacks. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Dr. Fletcher's daughter, Joan (Lois Collier) is sitting alone in the driver's seat of her fiance's car talking to Paula Dupree.

The scene was shot from the front, and it's obvious that there is no glass on her side of the split windshield. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Coroner: Dr. Fletcher, as long as you have elected to take the stand at this inquest, I again urge you to give us more information regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of the deceased. You are being of no help to us by your continued silence.
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"Boy oh boy oh boy this place is getting better all the time!"
4 February 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Sequel to Captive Wild Woman that is often cited among fans as one of the worst, if not THE worst, of Universal's classic horror films. I can't find much good to say about this to argue against that opinion. Frankly, this stinks. I wasn't much of a fan of Captive Wild Woman in the first place so I am a little perplexed as to why it needed a sequel, let alone two (there's another film following this one!). Once they decided to make a sequel, one would hope they would try to improve on the first movie in some way. Instead we get this thing, told through flashback, that utilizes way too many clips of the first movie. If you have to pad the runtime of a movie that's barely an hour, maybe you just shouldn't make that movie.

Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone, and Acquanetta all return from Captive Wild Woman. It helps that this movie has the great J. Carrol Naish in it, as well as solid actors like Douglas Dumbrille and Samuel Hinds. Eddie Hyans plays a simple-minded lab assistant named Willie who provides some unintended laughs for his "Which way did he go, George" method of acting. But this is a snoozer for anyone who's seen Captive Wild Woman or anyone who comes into this expecting some kind of cheesy "beast-woman" fun. The lack of any attempt at making this a real monster movie and the constant clips test your patience. It's a very cheap and ho-hum movie that I wouldn't recommend to anyone but those looking to see every film in Universal's classic horror catalog, regardless of quality.


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