Flesh of Beauty! Soul of Satan!
|Directed by||Reginald Le Borg|
|Written by||Henry Sucher; Bernard Schubert; Edward Dein|
|Produced by||Ben Pivar; Will Cowan|
|Music by||Paul Sawtell|
|Edited by||Ray Snyder|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||June 1st, 1944|
|Running time||61 min.|
|Preceded by||Captive Wild Woman (1943)|
|Followed by||The Jungle Captive (1945)|
Jungle Woman is an American feature film of the supernatural adventure subgenre. It was directed by Reginald Le Borg and written by Bernard Schubert and Edward Dein based on a story by Henry Sucher. It was produced by Ben Pivar and Will Cowan for Universal Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on June 1st, 1944. Jungle Woman is the second film in the "Jungle Trilogy" and follows 1943's Captive Wild Woman. A sequel film, The Jungle Captive, was released in 1945. Jungle Woman stars Acquanetta reprising her role as Paula Dupree - the ape-turned-woman from Captive Wild Woman as well Evelyn Ankers as Beth Mason, J. Carrol Naish as Doctor Carl Fletcher, Lois Collier as Joan Fletcher, Milburn Stone as Fred Mason and Douglass Dumbrille as the district attorney.
|Acquanetta||Paula Dupree, the Ape Woman|
|Evelyn Ankers||Beth Mason|
|J. Carrol Naish||Doctor Carl Fletcher|
|Samuel S. Hinds||Coroner|
|Lois Collier||Joan Fletcher|
|Milburn Stone||Fred Mason|
|Douglas Dumbrille||District attorney|
|Richard Davis||Bob Whitney|
|Nana Bryant||Miss Gray, the nurse|
|Pierre Watkin||Doctor Meredith|
|Christian Rub||George, the groundsman|
|Edward M. Hyans, Jr.||Willie|
|Richard Powers||Joe, fingerprint man|
|Wilson Benge||Court stenographer|
|Diane Carroll||Inquest juror|
|Edward Clark||Inquest juror|
|Heinie Conklin||Inquest juror|
|Nolan Leary||Inquest juror|
|Charles Marsh||Inquest juror|
|Beatrice Roberts||Inquest juror|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- This film includes archival footage from Captive Wild Woman.
Cast & Crew Edit
- This is the third horror film directed by Reginald Le Borg. He previously directed Calling Dr. Death in 1943 and Weird Woman in 1944. His next film for Universal Pictures is The Mummy's Ghost.
- This is the first horror film work for screenwriter Bernard Schubert. He will go on to co-write The Mummy's Ghost in 1944 and The Frozen Ghost in 1945.
- Aquanetta, whose real name is Mildred Davenport, also played Tanya Czoraki in the 1944 thriller Dead Man's Eyes.
- Actress Evelyn Ankers is best known for playing the role of shop keeper Gwen Conliffe in Universal's 1941 classic The Wolf Man. She has also appeared in The Ghost of Frankenstein, Captive Wild Woman, Son of Dracula and The Mad Ghoul.
- This is the third horror film for actor J. Carrol Naish. His first work in the genre was playing Inspector Gregg in Calling Dr. Death in 1943, which was also directed by Reginald Le Borg. His other horror works include House of Frankenstein, The Beast With Five Fingers, and Dracula vs. Frankenstein in 1971.