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Liane, Jungle Goddess (1956)

Liane, das Mädchen aus dem Urwald (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure | 4 October 1956 (West Germany)
When Liane, a lost girl worshiped by an African tribe, is returned to her native Hamburg, she becomes the center of a love quadrangle and a deadly tug-of-war over her grandfather's inheritance.

Director:

Eduard von Borsody

Writers:

Anne Day-Helveg (novel), Thomas Fough (idea) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Michael ... Liane
Hardy Krüger ... Thoren
Irene Galter Irene Galter ... Dr. Jacqueline Goddard (as Irène Galter)
Peter Mosbacher ... Tibor Teleky
Rudolf Forster ... Theo Amelongen
Reggie Nalder ... Viktor Schöninck
Rolf von Nauckhoff Rolf von Nauckhoff ... Prof. Danner
Edward Tierney ... Kersten (as Ed Tracy)
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Keller
Herbert Hübner ... Justizrat Warmuth
Olga von Togni Olga von Togni ... Alma
Jean Pierre Faye Jean Pierre Faye ... Tanga
Arno Paulsen Arno Paulsen ... Kriminalkommissar
Anneliese Würtz Anneliese Würtz ... Frieda the Maid (as Annaliese Würtz)
Editha Horn Editha Horn ... Miss Helumund
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Storyline

An expedition discovers blonde 16 year-old Liane venerated by the native tribe in the African jungle and returns her to Hamburg where she is welcomed by her grandfather, ship tycoon Von Amelongen. His nephew Schoening, present head of the firm and prospective heir, tries all to stop his uncle from acknowledging her, including perjury, destruction of evidence, and finally resorting to murder. He dies in an accident driving his car into the river in his flight from the police. There is a subplot around a love quadrangle centered around Thoren, who is secretly loved by biologist Jacqueline who is in turn courted by Hungarian Tibor. Thoren plays paternal protector to Liane before succumbing to her youthful charm and returning with her to the jungle. Written by Michael Jurich <jurich@rummelplatz.uni-mannheim.de>

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This is Liane...a lost child who became savage queen of a black jungle!

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

4 October 1956 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Liane, Jungle Goddess See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathé)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Both Walter Bluhm and Arno Paulsen - who supplied the German voices for Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy - appear in this film, but don't share scenes together. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Danner: Yes, what are we going to do now?
Keller: [lasciviously] Maybe she wants some anesthetic!
Prof. Danner: Stop that nonsense now.
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Alternate Versions

Differences between the German version and the English-dubbed version include completely different takes of the same set-ups in the sequence where we first see Liane (for instance, in the dubbed version Liane enters with the lion cub in her arms, which she then puts on the ground, while in the German she instead has a shadow covering her, which she then walks out from), as well as sometimes more, sometimes less shots of Liane (the German version for instance includes a couple of shots with considerably more visible breasts in the sequence where Liane is caught). See more »

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Liane
Composed and Performed by Erwin Halletz Und Sein Orchester
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rated G is Australia, kiddies!
10 November 2004 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

LIANE JUNGLE GODDESS was released for the school holidays in Sydney Australia in January 1959 and rated G: as in FOR GENERAL EXHIBITION.. haha..it played for 3 weeks in the glorious starry ceiling CAPITOL theatre all 2337 seats, now the home of THE LION KING on stage. The ads for the first two weeks escaped press censorship and had the dear 17 babe NUDE on a rope, obviously swinging from tree to tree. Were'nt we liberated and having a laugh all those years ago. A later ad featured Liane, same pose, and in a drawn on polka dot bikini which means somebody complained. but who cares, by then the kids were back at school and The Capitol was running a double of...wait for it.. THE MUGGER + THE SNORKEL..... a molesters double that ran one ghastly week. Those were the days.....


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