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Angel on the Amazon (1948)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 1 November 1948 (USA)
An expedition exploring the Amazon jungle comes across a jungle goddess who lives among the animals and fears none of them--and apparently has found the secret of eternal youth.

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Jim Warburton
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Christine Ridgeway (as Vera Hruba Ralston)
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Anthony Ridgeway
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Sebastian Ortega
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Jerry Adams
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Frank Lane
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Dr. Jungmeyer
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American Jim Warburton crashes his plane in the Amazon jungle and promptly falls in love with Christine Ridgegway , a mysterious huntress who rescues him and his passengers. Christine determinedly evades Jim's courtship and advances, making Dr. Karen Lawrence suspect she has a tragic reason for fleeing to Rio to escape Jim. Karen and Jim follow her to Rio de Janeiro and, while dining in a restaurant, see a man named Sebastian Ortega greet Christine. She screams, faints and falls into a long illness. Later, Ortega tells Jim that he knew Mrs. Ridgeway, whom he assumes was Christine's mother, when she was honeymooning in the jungle---a couple of decades ago---with her adventurer-husband, Anthony Ridgeway. Although terrified of animals, Mrs. Ridgeway had saved her husband's life when a panther attacked him in the same jungle where Christine was hunting when Jim's airplane crashed. She plunged into hysteria, following the incident, and returned to the United States. Jim thinks this a good ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The sullen killer of the jungles...and the woman who knew no fear! The story of their meeting and the strange events that followed! (original poster) See more »

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Adventure | Romance

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1 November 1948 (USA)  »

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| (1954 re-release)

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(RCA Sound System)

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Noirish Jungle Fantasy
17 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

Genre films of the late 40's are particularly interesting to me. Many of them have strong elements of film noir (i.e. snappy dialogue, moody settings, diabolical villains, etc.) and they often had offbeat plot lines.

"Angel on the Amazon" is quite entertaining with a competent cast, jungle thrills, love triangles, and a haunted femme fatale. One surprisingly intense flashback scene was that of a panther that was stalking sleeping members of a safari (complete with well staged high angle shots).

I recommend that any fan of vintage genre films to seek out this B+ film title out.


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