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Manhunt in the Jungle (1958)

Adventurer George M. Dyatt is sent to find a fellow adventurer, Colonel Percy Fawcett, who went missing in the Amazon jungle in 1925 while searching for the lost city of Z (changed to El Dorado in the movie). Based on true events.

Director:

Tom McGowan

Writers:

George M. Dyott (novel), Sam Mervin (screenplay) (as Sam Mervin Jr.) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robin Hughes ... Cmdr. George M. Dyott
Luis Álvarez Luis Álvarez ... Aloique
James Wilson James Wilson ... Col. P.H. Fawcett
Jorge Montoro Jorge Montoro ... Carissimo
Natalia Manzuelas Natalia Manzuelas ... Pedro's Wife
John B. Symmes John B. Symmes ... John B. Symmes
Richard McCloskey Richard McCloskey ... Dr. Emmett Wilson
Harry Knapp Harry Knapp ... Portuguese Explorer
Emilio Meiners Emilio Meiners ... Pedro
Enrique González Enrique González ... Bernadino
M. Torres Acho M. Torres Acho ... Juan
Alfonso Santilla Alfonso Santilla ... Julio
Marvin Miller ... Narrator (voice)
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In the late 1920s, adventurer George Dyatt starts an expedition in the Amazon region in South America to search for the missing Colonel Percy Fawcett deep in the jungle. Fawcett was seeking the legendary town El Dorado, which is said to contain tons of gold and treasures. The story is based on Dyatt's book about his real life search for Fawcett. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1959 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Menschenjagd im Dschungel See more »

Filming Locations:

Peru See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Referenced in Secrets of the Dead: Lost in the Amazon (2011) See more »

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Jungle Fever
7 November 2001 | by telegonusSee all my reviews

This is a modest, exceptionally made sleeper that ought to be better known than it is. The search for a missing explorer and a lost treasure is what send its hero and his various guides and helpers downriver in a boat. Robin Hughes is sturdy as the one English-speaker, and it is he who narrates the story. That this is also a true story helps a good deal. It is the sort of thing Disney often did, but without the occasional gruesomeness, and also without the naturalism, which is here most appealing, and giving this movie, for all its ups and downs,--in all that senses of those words--a certain heart and air of genuine mystery.


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