The Naked Jungle (1954)

The Naked Jungle


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It doesn't take long for old-time-radio fans to figure out that The Naked Jungle is a film version of the classic Carl Stephenson nailbiter Leiningen Versus the Ants . Charlton Heston plays South American plantation owner Christopher Leiningen, who spends most of the film preparing for the hellish onslaught of deadly soldier ants. The original story concentrated solely on Leiningen; the film version hokes things up a bit by bestowing upon the hero a gorgeous mail-order bride, played by Eleanor … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Philip Yordan, Ranald MacDougall, Ben Maddow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 9, 2004


as Christopher Leininge...

as Joanna Leiningen

as Commissioner

as Incacha

as Boat Captain

as Medicine Man

as Gruber's Indian

as Fat Man

as Indian Wife

as Indian Lover

as Gruber's Indian

as Indian Husband
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Critic Reviews for The Naked Jungle

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Das Kapital in the heart of darkness

March 14, 2010

Director Byron Haskin treats this as A-list material.

Full Review… | June 20, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for The Naked Jungle

While the prospect of Charlton Heston fighting ants is WAY cool, the character Heston plays is not. He is one of the biggest douches in cinema.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer


Actually has some plot beyond the killer ants.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer


This movie was very interesting. I saw it in my english class. I think that Eleanor Parker did a splendid performance in this movie.

Hannah Strouse

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