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Duel in the Jungle (1954)

In Rhodesia, the accidental death of a diamond broker raises suspicions with his American insurer which sends a claims investigator to clarify the matter.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Samuel Marx (screenplay) (as Sam Marx), T.J. Morrison (screenplay) (as T.J.Morrison) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Andrews ... Scott Walters
Jeanne Crain ... Marian Taylor
David Farrar ... Perry Henderson / Arthur Henderson
Patrick Barr ... Superintendent Roberts
George Coulouris ... Captain Malburn
Charles Goldner Charles Goldner ... Martell
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Pitt (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Mary Merrall ... Mrs. Henderson
Heather Thatcher ... A Lady on S.S. Nigeria
Michael Mataka Michael Mataka ... Vincent
Paul Carpenter Paul Carpenter ... Pan American Airways Clerk
Delphi Lawrence Delphi Lawrence ... Pan American Girl
Mary Mackenzie Mary Mackenzie ... Junior Secretary
Bee Duffell Bee Duffell ... Irish Landlady
Alec Finter Alec Finter ... Waiter
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Storyline

An American insurance investigator is sent to Rhodesia to investigate the mysterious death of a diamond broker who drowned whilst diving off the coast. The broker was insured for $1 million so the insurerers are suspicious. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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This was his kind of manhunt-all danger-and his kind of woman-somebody else's! See more »

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Adventure

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duel dans la jungle See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

After Victor is whipped, he dons a shirt for the first and only time the next day, one supposes to hide the welts and cuts sustained in the scourging. The following day, he is sans shirt again, with no marks on his body from the severe whipping. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Night Belongs To Me
Music by Mischa Spoliansky (uncredited)
Lyric by Norman Newell
Sung by Michael Mataka (uncredited)
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No paying out big loot while Dana Andrews is on the job
4 November 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Reading here that an assistant director on this film was killed in the rapids no doubt filming the final action sequence of Duel In The Jungle, makes me wonder was it worth it. This poor man didn't exactly die for the making of Citizen Kane.

Duel In The Jungle finds Dana Andrews heading the cast of a British production where he's an insurance investigator sent to Africa to investigate the death of David Farrar, a rich adventurer on whom the company has written a million dollar policy. The company doesn't want to fork over that kind of loot without it's own investigation.

Andrews also devotes time to harassing and that's the only way you can describe it, Farrar's fiancé Jeanne Crain. That's all right because Farrar is a nasty villain.

The film was shot on location in South Africa and Rhodesia and good location shots were wasted on a rather predictable action/adventure film. It isn't The African Queen or King Solomon's Mines you'll be seeing with Duel In The Jungle.


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