The Naked Jungle
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The film, which takes place deep in the South American jungle, begins with a rather refined looking lady completely out of place on a funky river barge traveling deep in the heart of the jungle. The woman's name is Joanna Leiningen (Parker), and she's on her way to meet her husband, Christopher Leiningen (Heston), at his expansive cocoa plantation. They've never met before, as Christopher, who's spent the last fifteen years or so building his plantation so deep in the jungle has not had time to find a wife, so he arranged for his brother, who was stateside, to find an appropriate woman to which he could marry by proxy and then she would eventually travel to the plantation and set up residence.Read more ›
A wealthy,dark, handsome plantation-owner, Chistopher Leiningen welcome his mail-order bride. She is sophisticated, elegant and to his great concern extremely beautiful. Sparks fly since the begining and after memorable dialogues, about pianos and perfumes , and second hand roses, our heros must face the ultimate danger: Marabunta.
This is not maybe a very famous film, and probably will never be considered one of the masterworks of the Seventh Art, but is one of those you always watch in delight.
The cast just suits perfectly. Charlton Heston is...well he is Charlton. He is good opening the waters of the Red Sea or fighting against a lot of Chinese in Pekin. As usual he exploits his natural masculinity to create this man who has created an oasis in the middle of the jungle, but about women is a virginal man.
Eleanor Parker is probably one of the most elegant actress of her generation. Only she is able to pass though the jungle with a white gown and look perfectly well. She matches Heston with a woman who has little to lose but only will accept her terms of "surrender".
And William Conrand is excellent. Showing the temperance a good commisioner requires and acting as the amused witness in the developement of the situation.
This one of those films you always enjoy and that proves that a good story and good dialogues are basic to create a film.
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A good old fashioned movie from Hollywood just as interested in people as in special effects.Published 4 days ago by robert patton
My family loves this movie. If you don't like movies with painted backdrops and melodramatic acting this won't be for you. It was a different era of filmmaking. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
This item arrived in a very timely manner. The disc played as agreed. Quite enjoyed this movie. Very pleased with this purchase.Published 20 days ago by Barbara
My wife asked me to buy this movie, we both saw it when young. It is a great movie considering the time and technology when filmed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jose Diego Mercado Montalvo
Another outstanding movie, glad that I bought it and I recommend it to everyone !Published 1 month ago by April L. Franklin
Received it on time and it was a quality product. Very satisfied.Published 4 months ago by Dennis K Miller, Sr.
This film is what got Star Wars made. It inspires even today as a gem of filmmaking galore. Pay close attention to the aunt shots and how they reflect on the water and the creeping... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ishmael
This is still one of my fav movies! Great chemistry between Charlton Heston and Eleanor Parker. Good romance movie!Published 4 months ago by Raine
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