The Jungle Princess
|The Jungle Princess|
|Directed by||Wilhelm Thiele
(as William Thiele)
|Produced by||E. Lloyd Sheldon|
|Screenplay by||Cyril Hume|
|Story by||Max Marcin|
|Edited by||Ellsworth Hoagland|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Running time||85 minutes|
Christopher Powell is in Malaya with his fiancée and her father, capturing wild animals.
While out hunting, he is attacked by a tiger, and his native guides run away, leaving him for dead.
But the tiger is the pet of Ulah, a beautiful young woman who grew up by herself in the jungle.
She rescues Chris and takes him back to her cave, where she nurses him to health and falls in love with him.
When he eventually returns to camp, she follows.
His fiancée is jealous, and the natives do not like Ulah or her pet tiger either, all of which leads to a lot of trouble.
- Dorothy Lamour as Ulah
- Ray Milland as Christopher Powell
- Akim Tamiroff as Karen Neg
- Lynne Overman as Frank
- Molly Lamont as Ava
- Ray Mala as Melan (as Mala)
- Hugh Buckler as Col. Neville Lane
- Sally Martin as Ulah, as a child
- Roberta Law as Lin
- Limau as Tiger
- Bogo as Chimpanzee
He critiqued the film's hackneyed use of exaggerated social consciousness as a trope, but noted that "the climax is magnificent" and ultimately characterized it as a "lively picture".
The Jungle Princess was a major hit and launched Lamour's career as one of the leading stars of the era, often cast in similar sarong-clad jungle adventure romances, which led to her playing leading lady to Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in the Road to... musical comedy movie series beginning four years later.
The Indonesian film Terang Boelan (1937) was partially inspired by The Jungle Princess.
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