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Skullduggery (1970)

GP | | Adventure | 6 March 1970 (USA)
The missing-link is found on a safari in New Guinea. Is it human or animal?

Directors:

Gordon Douglas, Richard Wilson (uncredited)

Writers:

Nelson Gidding (screenplay), Vercors (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Douglas Temple
Susan Clark ... Dr. Sybil Greame
Roger C. Carmel ... Otto Kreps
Paul Hubschmid ... Vancruysen
Chips Rafferty ... Father 'Pop' Dillingham
Alexander Knox ... Buffington
Pat Suzuki Pat Suzuki ... Topazia
Edward Fox ... Bruce Spofford
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Eaton
William Marshall ... Attorney General
Rhys Williams ... Judge Draper
Mort Marshall Mort Marshall ... Dr. Figgins
Michael St. Clair Michael St. Clair ... Tee Hee Lawrence
Booker Bradshaw ... Smoot
John Kimberley John Kimberley ... Epstein
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Storyline

An expedition into the interior of Papua New Guinea comes across a tribe of ape-like people who may or may not be ancestors of early man. However, the influence of modern man is to have devastating effects upon these forgotten people. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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A band of adventurers matches raw courage against the terrors of the New Guinea jungle...to bring back the creature that has haunted science for centuries! See more »

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abenteuer in Neuguinea See more »

Filming Locations:

Samoa See more »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Original director Richard Wilson was fired and replaced by Gordon Douglas. See more »

Quotes

Douglas Temple: Sybil, I'm going to tell you something I've never told a woman before; your fly is open!
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Connections

Version of Zoo ou L'assassin philanthrope (1977) See more »

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It's clear some reviewers weren't mature enough for this film....
25 June 2005 | by aromadonSee all my reviews

This was not a film about "action", nor was it "boring", unless you are the type that requires external stimulation as a substitute for actually thinking. This was a very poignant film about human rights and what, exactly, being human means. As another reviewer said, the climactic ending brought me to tears. This is not a film that should be viewed by a bunch of kids at a sleepover... it will be totally lost and wasted on them. This is a film that should be shown in every political science and philosophy class for discussion. Don't let the pathetic reviews scare you away if you can find this movie... it was the viewer that was lacking, not the film...


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