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The Naked Jungle (1954) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Byron Haskin and produced by George Pal.

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The Naked Jungle (1954, Byron Haskin)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 25, 2015 From The Stop Button

If there are faults with The Naked Jungle, ones not the result of having to follow the Hays Code–which the film skirts thanks to Ben Maddow and Ranald MacDougall’s excellent dialogue, Eleanor Parker’s fantastic, intelligent performance and Charlton Heston’s brute force approa... Read full article


The Naked Jungle

By Michael on Feb 23, 2011 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

The Naked Jungle (Byron Haskins, 1954) This wonderful adventure movie starring Charlton Heston as Christopher Leiningen, a wealthy self-made man living on his cocoa plantation in Amazonia, diserves much praise than it actually received. Christopher has built his fortune with his own hands and boug... Read full article


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Joanna Leiningen: If you knew anything about music, you'd know that the best piano is one that's been played.


Commissioner: Leiningen, you're up against a monster twenty miles long and two miles wide... forty square miles of agonizing death! You can't stop it!


Joanna Leiningen: Everything I say seems to make things worse. I'm trying not to irritate you.
Christopher Leiningen: I've noticed that. I find it irritating.


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William Conrad, who plays the commissioner in this movie, played the lead role of Leiningen in the 1948 radio play, "Leiningen vs. the Ants", the original story upon which this movie was based.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJune 7, 1954 with Charlton Heston reprising his film role.
Stock footage of this movie was used in Trumbo's World, in which MacGyver and a plantation owner fight an army of ants.
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