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Queen of the Amazons (1947)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 15 January 1947 (USA)
A woman's husband has disappeared on an expedition into the jungle. She hires a guide to take her into the jungle to find him. However, they discover that he has been captured by a savage female tribe.

Director:

Edward Finney (as Edward F. Finney)

Writer:

Roger Merton (original story and screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Robert Lowery ... Gary Lambert
Patricia Morison ... Jean Preston
J. Edward Bromberg ... Gabby
John Miljan ... Narrator / Col. Jones
Amira Moustafa Amira Moustafa ... Zita - the Amazon Queen
Keith Richards ... Wayne Monroe
Bruce Edwards ... Greg Jones
Wilson Benge Wilson Benge ... Professor
Jack George Jack George ... Commissioner
Cay Forester ... Sugi
Vida Aldana Vida Aldana ... Tondra
Hassan Khayyam Hassan Khayyam ... Moya (as Hassam Kayyam)
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Storyline

Jean Preston leads a party to India to investigate the disappearance of her fiance, Greg Jones, but someone manages to thwart their efforts through lies and murder. They pursue the trail to Africa where guide Gary Lambert and his comic cook Gabby guide them into unknown territory. Greg is found living with Zita, a jealous and beautiful Amazon queen. The mysterious deaths continue as Lambert tries to discover who has been dealing in contraband ivory. When he solves that mystery, he also uncovers the identity of the mysterious murderer. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1028@aol.com)

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TORRID TEMPTRESS -HER BEAUTY RULED THE JUNGLE (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Action | Adventure

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Trivia

The title of the film is a bit of a misnomer. While Zita may be referred to as a warrior queen she lacks any of the traditional definitions of the "Amazons." She is not from South America, nor is she of an extraordinarily large build (she is in fact quite petite), nor is she from the Black Sea area that served as home to the Amazons of Greek myth. See more »

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Footage of a tiger hunt is shown. Tigers are not found in Africa. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: The government is encouraging these sporting events because the people take such a keen interest in them. It's like baseball or football in our country. A tug of war is arranged between two bull elephants and the natives bet high on the outcome. Events like this are designed to keep their minds off of more *troublesome* matters.
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One of the so bad its good flicks
26 June 2004 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

A woman tries to locate her fiance who is missing somewhere in the jungle.

This is a movie to make strong men go slack jawed and wide eyed. At least half its running time is stock footage only some of which matches the studio shot footage (or even other bits of stock footage). The narration is so out of touch with reality as to make one wonder was the author in on the script meetings. Its truly an amazing film.

To give you an idea, the film begins with the search starting in India, for no logical reason. It then switches to Africa and goes on from there, where bits of plot from India come into play, like the native uprising in India affecting the natives in the African Jungle, or the shadowy presence trying to stop the search.

At least it moves. There's good action, and the actors are game if nothing else.

Is it worth watching?

Yes. The film at least is trying to do something for its running time. Inept film making aside the only flaw is a long passage toward the end where its just people talking. It doesn't last long and before long there's a great big fight.

On the purely enjoyable scale I give it seven out of ten.Perfect for a rainy day when you want to laugh at something.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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