The daughter of Sir Donovan is believed dead with her mother and other relatives in a plane crash in the African jungle. Fifteen years later, vague reports arrive in Europe that a Kenyan tribe has elected a white woman as their queen, Tarzana (meaning 'strange woman' in Bantu), and Sir Donovan wants to believe she is his daughter.
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An expedition discovers blonde 16 year-old Liane venerated by the native tribe in the African jungle and returns her to Hamburg where she is welcomed by her grandfather, ship tycoon Von Amelongen. His nephew Schoening, present head of the firm and prospective heir, tries all to stop his uncle from acknowledging her, including perjury, destruction of evidence, and finally resorting to murder. He dies in an accident driving his car into the river in his flight from the police. There is a subplot around a love quadrangle centered around Thoren, who is secretly loved by biologist Jacqueline who is in turn courted by Hungarian Tibor. Thoren plays paternal protector to Liane before succumbing to her youthful charm and returning with her to the jungle.Written by
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The story is partly a female variation on Tarzan combined with elements of old "white Jungle Goddess" characters that were popular in comic books and movies in the 1930s and 1940s, like Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. See more »
Differences between the German version and the English-dubbed version include completely different takes of the same set-ups in the sequence where we first see Liane (for instance, in the dubbed version Liane enters with the lion cub in her arms, which she then puts on the ground, while in the German she instead has a shadow covering her, which she then walks out from), as well as sometimes more, sometimes less shots of Liane (the German version for instance includes a couple of shots with considerably more visible breasts in the sequence where Liane is caught). See more »
A German expedition through Africa turns up a beautiful blonde girl (Marion Michael) who the locals think is a goddess. The crew kidnap the girl and take her back to the press who has a field day with her and soon it turns out she might be the long lost daughter of a very important man.
This is a pretty strange film that I'm sure was loved by teenage boys back in the day. This Tarzan-wannabe was filmed in German but it was sold throughout the world and in many locations it played matinees to where kids could watch it. They would have loved that because of the beautiful blonde in the lead plus the fact that she wasn't very many clothes and at times we see a few slips of nudity. Obviously, it's easy to see why so many teens from this period have such a fondness for the film.
As it stands today, the film is pretty weird because it starts off as a Tarzan rip-off but then it quickly turns into some weird drama where people are fighting over who actually owns the title character. I'm really not sure why they decided to leave the jungle because that's where all the fun was. These early scenes contain shots of the wildlife and it was rather fun seeing the young girl in her natural location.
All of the fun gets sucked out once we get back to civilization and the girl get taught how to speak English and how to be proper. This stuff is just told in such a boring way that you can't help but wish they were back in the jungle. Michael certainly has the appropriate look for the role and she's certainly fun to watch. Hardy Kruger is fun as the lead male and we also get Reggie Nalder playing a bad guy.
LIANA, JUNGLE GODDESS really isn't that good of a film. I'm sure when you watch it in life will determine how much entertainment you actually get out of it. For me personally, the film is harmless fun at the start but it slowly grows more boring as it moves along.
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