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Angel on the Amazon (1948)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 1 November 1948 (USA)
An expedition exploring the Amazon jungle comes across a jungle goddess who lives among the animals and fears none of them--and apparently has found the secret of eternal youth.

Director:

John H. Auer

Writers:

Earl Felton (story), Lawrence Kimble (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Brent ... Jim Warburton
Vera Ralston ... Christine Ridgeway (as Vera Hruba Ralston)
Brian Aherne ... Anthony Ridgeway
Constance Bennett ... Dr. Karen Lawrence
Fortunio Bonanova ... Sebastian Ortega
Alfonso Bedoya ... Paulo
Gus Schilling ... Dean Hartley
Richard Crane ... Johnny MacMahon
Walter Reed ... Jerry Adams
Ross Elliott ... Frank Lane
Konstantin Shayne ... Dr. Jungmeyer
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Storyline

American Jim Warburton crashes his plane in the Amazon jungle and promptly falls in love with Christine Ridgegway , a mysterious huntress who rescues him and his passengers. Christine determinedly evades Jim's courtship and advances, making Dr. Karen Lawrence suspect she has a tragic reason for fleeing to Rio to escape Jim. Karen and Jim follow her to Rio de Janeiro and, while dining in a restaurant, see a man named Sebastian Ortega greet Christine. She screams, faints and falls into a long illness. Later, Ortega tells Jim that he knew Mrs. Ridgeway, whom he assumes was Christine's mother, when she was honeymooning in the jungle---a couple of decades ago---with her adventurer-husband, Anthony Ridgeway. Although terrified of animals, Mrs. Ridgeway had saved her husband's life when a panther attacked him in the same jungle where Christine was hunting when Jim's airplane crashed. She plunged into hysteria, following the incident, and returned to the United States. Jim thinks this a good ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The sullen killer of the jungles...and the woman who knew no fear! The story of their meeting and the strange events that followed! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

1 November 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jungle Wilderness See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1954 re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Rare Gem
21 December 2008 | by RichardthepianistSee all my reviews

I have had the GREAT JOY of FINALLY locating this film after not seeing it in about 30 years! Like some of the earlier comments,this haunting film has stayed with me since and just in the last few weeks,after persistently looking on the web to see if ANYONE had it on video for purchase,I FOUND a company named learmedia in Canada..I'm still pinching myself to believe that I have it at last! Angel on the Amazon is a film that still evokes romantic fantasy,psychological tension and a very satisfying ending.A must for those film collectors who find the needle in the haystack...Vera Hruba Ralston is a minor actress who gives a stellar performance and is backed by noted Brian Aherne,George Brent and Constance Bennett


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