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The Wild Women of Wongo (1958)

Unrated | | Adventure, Comedy
Men, women and apes live together as three different tribes on the tropical island of Wongo. When the tribes discover that they live together on the island, ape-men start planning a raid on the tribe in order to capture mates.


James L. Wolcott


Cedric Rutherford (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Hawkshaw Jean Hawkshaw ... Omoo
Mary Ann Webb Mary Ann Webb ... Mona
Candé Gerrard Candé Gerrard ... Ahtee
Adrienne Bourbeau Adrienne Bourbeau ... Wana
Marie Goodhart Marie Goodhart ... Woman of Wongo
Michelle Lamaack Michelle Lamaack ... Woman of Wongo
Joyce Nizzari Joyce Nizzari ... Woman of Wongo
Val Phillips Val Phillips ... Woman of Wongo
Jo Elaine Wagner Jo Elaine Wagner ... Woman of Wongo
Pat Crowley Pat Crowley ... Man of Wongo
Ray Rotello Ray Rotello ... Man of Wongo
Billy Day Billy Day ... Man of Wongo
Burt Parker Burt Parker ... Man of Wongo
Robert Serrecchia Robert Serrecchia ... Man of Wongo
Whitey Hart Whitey Hart ... Man of Wongo


On the tropical island of Wongo, a tribe of beautiful women discover that the other side of the island is inhabited by a tribe of handsome men. They also discover that a tribe of evil ape men live on the island, too, and the ape men are planning a raid on the tribe in order to capture mates. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Savage in battle... primitive in love... prehistoric beauties live by the code of the jungle! See more »


Adventure | Comedy


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Arthur Anderson, the voice of the parrot in "The Wild Women of Wongo" wasn't just an actor. He was also an author. His autobiography "An Actor's Odyssey: Orson Wells to Lucky the Leprechaun describes the singular journey of a young boy who fell in love with the theatre and, in turn, was embraced by it. All through the book Anderson makes each period of his life come alive and brings an insider's appreciation of the talented individuals he was associated with including Jackie Gleeson, Vincent Price and Woody Allen. See more »


When one of the ape men is eaten by the alligator, an obviously fake-looking cloth stuffed dummy is used. See more »


Woman of Wongo: I'll take this one. He's cute.
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Bad, but not good-bad
5 November 2013 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I think that anyone reading this would agree with me that a movie with a title like, "The Wild Women of Wongo" could never be a good movie. The question to be asked instead is if this movie is bad enough to be considered some sort of camp classic. Unfortunately, I have to reveal that the answer to that question is no. Oh, there are some unintentionally funny moments. The fight and dance choreography is worth a few chuckles, there's an amusing fight with an alligator that appears to be dead or heavily drugged, and occasionally there is some choice dialogue. As a bonus, the movie throws in a scene of nudity, though the nudity is seen at such a distance that you don't really see anything. But in the end, the movie is a chore to sit through. The main reason why this movie isn't fun enough is that it's directed with low energy and considerable padding despite its 72 minute length. It actually feels a LOT longer than it actually is. As a result, viewers will frequently be squirming in their seats. The only real audience for the movie would be dedicated bad movie scholars, and I think even they will find the movie tough going at times.

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