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The Wild Women of Wongo (1958)

Unrated | | Adventure, Comedy
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

James L. Wolcott

Writer:

Cedric Rutherford (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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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! Primitive! Untamed! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Дикие женщины Вонго See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Famed playwright Tennessee Williams was allegedly on set and directed parts of the film. Credited director James L. Wolcott was supposedly a close friend of Williams, and when Tennessee asked to experience directing, he was allowed to do so for the fun of it. See more »

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

Quotes

Engor: The tribe of many men come in big canoes bringing war to the coast.
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So Bad It's Fun
22 June 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Wild Women of Wongo, The (1958)

** (out of 4)

As the film opens up a narrator tells us that some experiment was done on the island of Wongo. On that island all the beautiful women were given ugly men. On another island the beautiful men were given ugly women. When the ape people attack the two sides might come together so that the pretty can be with the pretty and the ugly with the ugly. Sound stupid? Well, it is and that's why this film came off mildly entertaining. The movie has the reputation of being one of the worst ever made and I won't argue that but at the same time it kept me entertained just because of how stupid it was. The movie even features some music that is best known from being used in PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, which would be released the following year. I don't think it's ever explained why the looks of the people were mixed up to begin with but I'm sure it wouldn't have made any sense anyways. As is to be expected, the performances all are extremely bad and sometimes it does give us some laughter. The director does what he can with the material but the color is pretty good and the locations are certainly nice to look at. There's also quite a bit of footage of some of the wildlife and that's a plus. The movie doesn't feature too much of a story as we see women (or men) get kicked out of their tribes, have to find, look around, fight some more and then look around some more. Fans of bad movies will want to check it out but others should stay far, far away.


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