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Jungle Woman (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 1 June 1944 (USA)
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 »


Reginald Le Borg (as Reginald LeBorg)


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




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 Davis Richard Davis ... Bob Whitney
Nana Bryant ... Miss Gray
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


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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SUITABLE ONLY FOR ADULTS (1944 Australian poster) See more »


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


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 »


[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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Follows Captive Wild Woman (1943) See more »

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Not as bad as it's reputation implies.

"Jungle Woman" is an unnecessary sequel to the superior "Captive Wild Woman" but it's not a bad film in its own right.

J. Carrol Naish - a fine character actor - is one of the leading characters as a scientist who attempts to steady the ape woman, Paula.

The flashback part of the film is confusing and should have been removed from the screenplay.

Evelyn Ankers is given top billing but is only involved in the beginning and end of the film and her screen time is very limited.

There is a fair bit of incident but it beggars belief how a further "Ape Woman" film was commissioned.

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Release Date:

1 June 1944 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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