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Untamed Women (1952)

Approved | | Sci-Fi, War | 12 September 1952 (USA)
During World War II, an American bomber pilot is rescued after drifting at sea aboard a raft. After being administered truth serum, he tells the doctor a story of how he and the three ... See full summary »

Director:

W. Merle Connell

Writer:

George Wallace Sayre (screenplay) (as George W. Sayre)
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Complete credited cast:
Mikel Conrad ... Steve Holloway
Doris Merrick ... Sandra
Richard Monahan Richard Monahan ... Benny
Mark Lowell Mark Lowell ... Ed
Morgan Jones ... Andy
Midge Ware ... Myra
Judy Brubaker Judy Brubaker ... Valdra
Carol Brewster Carol Brewster ... Tennus
Autumn Russell Autumn Russell ... Cleo (as Autumn Rice)
Lyle Talbot ... Col. Loring
Montgomery Pittman Montgomery Pittman ... Prof. Warren
Miriam Kaylor Miriam Kaylor ... Nurse Edmunds
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During World War II, an American bomber pilot is rescued after drifting at sea aboard a raft. After being administered truth serum, he tells the doctor a story of how he and the three survivors of his plane crash washed up on an island that was inhabited by a tribe of beautiful primitive cave-women, dinosaurs and a group of savage cavemen who are bent on abducting the women for breeding purposes. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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They Feared No Monster - Yet Fell Before the Touch of Man!

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Sci-Fi | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Insel der unberührten Frauen See more »

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Mono
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Most of the footage depicting prehistoric monsters and volcanoes comes from the 1940 Hal Roach film One Million B.C., with the visual effects supervised by Roy Seawright, and miniatures by Frank Young. See more »

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When the crew sights the island, three of them are looking at it straight ahead while the fourth (Benny) is looking off to his right. See more »

Alternate Versions

The German version of this movie runs 8 minutes longer, as an additional scene shot with different (uncredited) actresses in Germany has been cut into the plot in order to show more nudity. This seemed to be necessary to the distributor who released the movie eleven years after its US premiere, when the amount of nudity in motion pictures had increased. See more »

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Referenced in Elvira's Movie Macabre: A Bucket of Blood (2011) See more »

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Cavewomen! Dinosaurs! Bad dialog!
17 December 2002 | by dinky-4See all my reviews

Okay, so it's a notch or two below the works of Orson Welles, but connoisseurs of tacky B-movies from the 1950s will find much to enjoy in this tale of four Air Force men who crash their World War II plane in the South Pacific and who then wind up on an island inhabited by a colony of beautiful women dressed in cavewoman chic. Especially notable is the dialog spoken by these women. Here are my four favorite lines: (1) "Thy lips are parched and dry." (2) "The ways of men are strange to us, O Sandra our priestess and protector." (3) "The strange-tongued one speaketh in riddles." (4) "They be only four and ye be many."

There are visual delights as well, such as the footage of nervous-looking lizards crawling around miniature rocks and trees in an attempt to palm themselves off as some kind of dinosaurs. And then there's the exploding volcano in the final reel!

However, these charms can't equal those found in "Island of Lost Women" because that movie has a more attractive cast. The females in "Untamed Women," for example, look like runner-up beauty queens from a small high school in Oklahoma, and the men are routine specimens who keep their clothes on. On the other hand, the females in "Island of Lost Women" rank on the va-va-voom scale and the two men are hot-looking hunks who shed their shirts faster than gay strippers at a New Year's Eve party.

And finally, would someone explain why a woman from a two-thousand-year-old Druid culture living on an uncharted Pacific island be called "Sandra?"


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