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Captive Wild Woman (1943) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Ben Pivar.

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Classic Films in Focus: CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN (1943)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 10, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Director Edward Dmytryk's Universal horror is not without its flaws, but Captive Wild Woman (1943) transcends its low-budget tactics with quality performances and a narrative loaded with variations on the usual genre motifs. In addition to memorable horror stars like John Carradine and Evelyn Ankers... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN (1943)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 10, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Director Edward Dmytryk's Universal horror is not without its flaws, but Captive Wild Woman (1943) transcends its low-budget tactics with quality performances and a narrative loaded with variations on the usual genre motifs. In addition to memorable horror stars like John Carradine and Evelyn Ankers... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN (1943)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 10, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Director Edward Dmytryk's Universal horror is not without its flaws, but Captive Wild Woman (1943) transcends its low-budget tactics with quality performances and a narrative loaded with variations on the usual genre motifs. In addition to memorable horror stars like John Carradine and Evelyn Ankers... Read full article


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Dr. Sigmund Walters: [rhetorical] Why should a single life be so important?


Curly, a rube: [referring to the new shipment of lions] How many?
Fred Mason: Forty.
Curly, a rube: Well, I'll feed 'em, but you gotta explain meatless Tuesdays to 'em.


[last lines]
End Narrator: So, behind these gates is buried the legend of a mortal who went beyond the realm of human powers and tampered with things no man should ever touch.


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Facts about

The fight between a lion and a tiger in a circus was arranged but was real, and filmed live without editing.
Part of the SON OF SHOCK package of 21 titles released to television in 1958, which followed the original SHOCK THEATER release of 52 features one year earlier.
This was John Carradine's first leading role on screen, filmed from December 10-31, 1942. Release took place July 2, 1943.
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