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Jivaro (1954)

A gorgeous American arrives in Brazilian headhunter country, seeking her scape-grace fiancé.

Director:

Edward Ludwig

Writers:

David Duncan (story), Winston Miller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fernando Lamas ... Rio Galdez
Rhonda Fleming ... Alice Parker
Brian Keith ... Tony
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Pedro Martines (as Lon Chaney)
Richard Denning ... Jerry Russell
Rita Moreno ... Maroa
Marvin Miller ... Jivaro Chief Kovanti
Morgan Farley ... Vinny
Pascual García Peña Pascual García Peña ... Sylvester, Rio's aide (as Pascual Pena)
Nestor Paiva ... Jacques
Kay Johnson ... Umari
Charles Lung Charles Lung ... The Padre (as Charlie Lung)
Gregg Barton ... Edwards
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugenia Paul ... Native Bit (unconfirmed)
Rosa Turich ... Native Bit (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

At Rio Galdez's remote Brazilian trading post live assorted outcast Americans and Europeans, including Jerry Russell, ex-engineer who became obsessed with the Jivaro headhunters' treasure, quit his job, and took up with the bottle and local girl Maroa. But he still gets letters from his nominal fiancée in California, and unexpectedly the shapely, glamorous Alice Parker arrives, expecting to marry a rich planter. Disillusioned, Alice is almost ready to fall into Rio's arms when news comes that Jerry is missing in Jivaro country... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Jungle Thriller ! Box-Office Filler !


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lost Treasure of the Amazon See more »

Filming Locations:

Amazon River, Brazil See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Fun jungle adventure, shot in 3-D
9 June 2003 | by Stereo3dguySee all my reviews

Cheesy in the extreme, this one is a lot of fun. Lon Chaney, Jr (The Wolfman) is in a supporting role. Rhonda Fleming's third 3-D movie and Fernando Lamas' second. By the time this one was released, the 3-D boom was over so it was shown flat. However,you can glimpse some 3-D clips in the IMAX 3-D film ENCOUNTER IN THE THIRD DIMENSION, which is available on DVD.

In September 2006, the 3-D version made its public debut (53 years after it was made!) at the World 3-D Film Expo II. It's even more fun in the intended 3-D form. The restored print was quite nice and it is wonderful that this film can be seen in the stereoscopic version as shot.


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