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Wild Women (1951)

A small safari in Africa is captured by a tribe of white jungle women.


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Credited cast:
Lewis Wilson ... Trent
Dana Broccoli ... Queen Bonga Bonga (as Dana Wilson)
Frances Dubay Frances Dubay ... High Priestess
Morton C. Thompson Morton C. Thompson ... Kirby (as Mort Thompson)
Clarence Brooks Clarence Brooks ... Sunga, Head Porter
Zona Siggins Zona Siggins ... Ulama Girl
Charlene Hawks Charlene Hawks ... Awoona (as Charleen Hawks)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Brandon Mary Brandon ... Ulama Girl
Devvy Davenport Devvy Davenport ... Ulama Girl
Mary Lou Miner Mary Lou Miner ... Ulama Girl
Joyce Nevins Joyce Nevins ... Ulama Girl
Don Orlando Don Orlando ... Count Michelangelo Sparafucile / Giulio
Barbara Reynolds Barbara Reynolds ... Ulama Girl
Leah Wakefield Leah Wakefield ... Head Conspirator


A group of explorers go to Africa and, after some padded stock footage, come upon a all-white-women of Amazons. The head-Amazon takes a liking to one of the white explorers, as does other tribal-members, and the ladies are soon fighting among themselves for possession. Somehow or another, related to tribal customs, Amazon number one has to wrestle the man for some reason that must have been in the stock-footage. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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23 September 1951 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This film was featured on episode 1.13 of Elvira's Movie Macabre (2010) under the title 'Untamed Women', which should not to be confused with W. Merle Connell's Untamed Women (1952). See more »


One of the animals shown in the stock clips is an elk, which is not native to Africa. See more »


Featured in Elvira's Movie Macabre: Untamed Women (2011) See more »

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No adventure - no excitement - just girls wrestling in swimsuits
23 July 2006 | by punchinelloSee all my reviews

Abysmal pulp adventure exploitation in the jungle woman genre. Lousy audio thankfully obscures the dumb dialog. And it's awfully talky for a movie about people who don't speak English. There's no adventure to be found here; it's a jungle adventure with cliffhangers and one wild animal attack that happens in flashback.

Three pale-face dopes wander the African wilderness and encounter warring man-hungry tribes of Amazons. These wild women have advanced out of the Stone Age only so far as to invent makeup, shoes, and underarm hair removal technology. Despite their desperation for "hus-bahnd," the ladies insist that they will fight the men and burn the weaker ones.

The only thing of interest, as if there were any question, is the assortment of young women clad in animal skins cleverly designed like the bathing suits of 1951. Plenty of wrestling and bad dancing mixed with stripless 1950s stripper moves. No nudity or appreciable violence. On the other hand, you may be humming the catchy native song for days.

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