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Wild Women (1951)

A small safari in Africa is captured by a tribe of white jungle women.


Norman Dawn

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Credited cast:
Lewis Wilson ... Trent
Dana Broccoli ... Queen Bonga Bonga (as Dana Wilson)
Frances Dubay Frances Dubay ... High Priestess
Morton C. Thompson Morton C. Thompson ... Kirby (as Mort Thompson)
Clarence Brooks Clarence Brooks ... Sunga, Head Porter
Zona Siggins Zona Siggins ... Ulama Girl
Charlene Hawks Charlene Hawks ... Awoona (as Charleen Hawks)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Brandon Mary Brandon ... Ulama Girl
Devvy Davenport Devvy Davenport ... Ulama Girl
Mary Lou Miner Mary Lou Miner ... Ulama Girl
Joyce Nevins Joyce Nevins ... Ulama Girl
Don Orlando Don Orlando ... Count Michelangelo Sparafucile / Giulio
Barbara Reynolds Barbara Reynolds ... Ulama Girl
Leah Wakefield Leah Wakefield ... Head Conspirator


A group of explorers go to Africa and, after some padded stock footage, come upon a all-white-women of Amazons. The head-Amazon takes a liking to one of the white explorers, as does other tribal-members, and the ladies are soon fighting among themselves for possession. Somehow or another, related to tribal customs, Amazon number one has to wrestle the man for some reason that must have been in the stock-footage. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Adventure | Comedy







Release Date:

23 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bowanga Bowanga See more »

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Norman Dawn Productions See more »
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Did You Know?


The character name "Sparafucile" comes from the professional assassin in Verdi's opera "Rigoletto," and the song Sparafucile sings is also from "Rigoletto" - "Caro nome" ("Dearest name"), sung by the heroine Gilda, whom Sparafucile kills at the end of the opera. See more »


One of the animals shown in the stock clips is an elk, which is not native to Africa. See more »


Featured in Elvira's Movie Macabre: Untamed Women (2011) See more »

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Campy Fun
22 June 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Bowanga Bowanga: White Sirens of Africa (1951)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Three hunters go into the jungles of Africa where they are kidnapped by a group of female savages wanting to make them their husbands. Another female tribe hears that there is fresh meat in town so they attack wanting the men for themselves. If you're a fan of bad movies then this one here is pretty bad and certainly bad enough to get a few nice laughs out of it. I'm really not sure what's up with the actual story because it seems to change every few minutes but this is probably because there's so much stock footage the producer's had to use and they just try to wiggle a story around all of it. The movie runs 61-minutes but I'm going to guess that at least half of that running time is nothing more that stock footage. I actually enjoyed this stock footage of various wildlife and that includes one scene with th biggest snake I've ever seen. I'm terrified of snakes so this scene certainly got under my skin. Tigers, chimps and various other forms of animals are also on full display. The movie has a lot of narration through the first portion of the film because this is where most of the stock footage is. The second half gets spoken dialogue and after hearing it you'll be wishing they switched back to the stock footage. The performances are all pretty bad and there's nothing naughty going on except for women in bathing suits. If you look closely you can see tags coming out of the women's outfits, which is rather strange considering we're in the jungles of Africa. A few laughs are to be had including the whole segment with one of the men being "scared" to go with a beautiful blonde, big breasted gal because she wants him for a husband. Most men would be running to the gal. All in all this is a pretty poor movie but thankfully it's silly enough to keep bad movie lovers mildly entertained. Original title: WILD WOMEN.

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