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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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Just a poor shadow of the original film
7 August 2001 | by Jeepster67See all my reviews

I must have unknowingly been in the test audience for the original version of this film at a local drive-in theater in 1970. I recently saw the current version on TV again, and was shocked at the mutilation of the original plot. The movie I remember was longer and the missing scenes and dialogue comprised a biting satire of race relations that still resonates in my memory today. The present version of the film has sadly had the best scenes and lines excised out, in the name of avoiding controversy in 1970.

We have come a long way since then. This film was far more entertaining in it's original form, and deserves re-release in a Special Edition or Director's cut DVD!


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