The Naked Jungle (1954) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Byron Haskin and produced by George Pal.
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 JungleBy 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: 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.
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!
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While preparing to shoot the sequence where Leiningen pours oil on himself to repel the ants, Charlton Heston was told that oil would ruin his wardrobe so syrup would be used instead. Heston spent a miserable day on location as the "oil" attracted every insect for miles.
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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