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Bwana Devil ()


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British railway workers in Kenya are becoming the favorite snack of two man-eating lions. Head engineer Bob Hayward becomes obsessed with trying to kill the beasts before they maul everyone... See more »

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Bob Hayward
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Alice Hayward
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Dr. Angus McLean
Ramsay Hill ...
Major Parkhurst
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Commissioner
Hope Miller ...
Portuguese girl
John Dodsworth ...
Sir William Drayton
Patrick O'Moore ...
Ballinger (as Pat O'Moore)
Patrick Aherne ...
Latham (as Pat Aherne)
Edward C. Short ...
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Indian Headman
Paul Thompson
Bhupesh Guha ...
The Dancer
Bal Seirgakar ...
Indian Hunter
Kalu K. Sonkur ...
Karparim (as Kalu K. Sonkar)
Miles Clark ...
Mukosi (as Miles Clark Jr)

Directed by

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Arch Oboler

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Arch Oboler ... ()

Produced by

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Arch Oboler ... producer
Sidney W. Pink ... associate producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Gordon Jenkins

Cinematography by

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Joseph F. Biroc
William D. Snyder ... (uncredited)

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John Hoffman

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Armand Delmar ... makeup artist

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Richard Dixon ... assistant director

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Robert Eaton ... properties

Sound Department

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Stephen Bass ... sound recordist (as Steve Bass)
Don McKay ... sound

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Henry Maak ... special effects
Russell Shearman ... special effects

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Gene Hirsch ... assistant camera (as Eugene Hirsch)
Homer Plannette ... lighting
Howard Schwartz ... assistant camera
Lothrop B. Worth ... camera operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Henry West ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Gordon Jenkins ... conductor
Fred Neff ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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O.S. Bryhn ... 3-D technician
Milton Gunzburg ... natural vision supervisor (as M.L. Gunzburg)
Ramsay Hill ... technical advisor (as Major Ramsay Hill)
Geraldine Klancke ... executive secretary
Bhogwan Singh ... technical advisor
George Wallach ... producer's assistant

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Plot Summary

When the construction of the East African railway comes to a grinding halt Bob Hayward, the chief engineer, undertakes to kill the lion that is terrifying the construction crews and preventing them from working. Hayward isn't very happy in his job. He's been away from his home and his wife for 8 months and has taken to drinking and carousing.As the lion continues to attack the laborers, Hayward seeks the help of the local Masai tribesmen but they too have little success. Despite the arrival of several hunters to assist him - and his wife who unexpectedly arrives from England - the killer beast remains elusive, killing them one by one. It's left to Hayward to overcome his self-doubts and go up against the lion. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines A lion in your lap! A lover in your arms! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Lions of Gulu (United States)
  • Bwana le diable (France)
  • Bwana, diablo de la selva (Spain)
  • Bwana Terra do Demónio (Portugal)
  • Bwana duivel (Netherlands)
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  • 79 min
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Trivia Is the first American 3-D movie shot in color. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953). See more »
Quotes Dr. McLean: As Gladstone said, "stat-us quo, stat-us quo."
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