Reviews

  • Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
    Feb 06, 2021

    It's the white man's burden once again, out in the steamy heat of the stinking tropics, surrounded by unintelligible savages...and their women, driven by their unimaginable lusts! The boys put up a good fight but Hedy Lamarr, painted in blackface and breathing heavily through every scene, an undeniable force of nature, steals this opus which is not so much about race as about fear of the opposite sex. A product of old shadows, yes perhaps, but relevant for the apt portrait of ancient superstitions. And fun besides.

    It's the white man's burden once again, out in the steamy heat of the stinking tropics, surrounded by unintelligible savages...and their women, driven by their unimaginable lusts! The boys put up a good fight but Hedy Lamarr, painted in blackface and breathing heavily through every scene, an undeniable force of nature, steals this opus which is not so much about race as about fear of the opposite sex. A product of old shadows, yes perhaps, but relevant for the apt portrait of ancient superstitions. And fun besides.

  • jay n Super Reviewer
    Oct 11, 2014

    Silly jungle junk but Hedy is ravishing. If that's enough for you this is worth watching once but only once.

    Silly jungle junk but Hedy is ravishing. If that's enough for you this is worth watching once but only once.

  • Jan 12, 2014

    Hedy Lamar plays African native seductress Tondelayo, luring great white hunger Walter Pidgeon and other sugar plantation Englishmen to do her bidding. The story and characters are extremely corny, not to mention the rampart racism throughout the film. The only reason to watch this film is for the unbelievably gorgeous Lamar, who was popular in her day but sadly never seemed to have appeared in any film classics, causing her to become somewhat of a forgotten Hollywood star.

    Hedy Lamar plays African native seductress Tondelayo, luring great white hunger Walter Pidgeon and other sugar plantation Englishmen to do her bidding. The story and characters are extremely corny, not to mention the rampart racism throughout the film. The only reason to watch this film is for the unbelievably gorgeous Lamar, who was popular in her day but sadly never seemed to have appeared in any film classics, causing her to become somewhat of a forgotten Hollywood star.

  • Sep 17, 2012

    a strange kinda hybrid pix

    a strange kinda hybrid pix

  • Jul 02, 2011

    Hedy Lamarr is the only bright side of this movie.

    Hedy Lamarr is the only bright side of this movie.

  • Jul 21, 2008

    An interesting little production in which a forewarned English man is seduced and betrayed by an infamous, seductive native- played with viscious sex appeal by the beautiful Hedy Lamarr. It isn't exactly brilliant, but its jungle setting and brutal climax make it worthwhile.

    An interesting little production in which a forewarned English man is seduced and betrayed by an infamous, seductive native- played with viscious sex appeal by the beautiful Hedy Lamarr. It isn't exactly brilliant, but its jungle setting and brutal climax make it worthwhile.

  • Jun 10, 2008

    I was curious about this movie because of gorgeous Hedy Lamarr as "Tandelayo", but this thing was awful, with blatant racist dialogue -- so pervasive in these bwana ungawa movies. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, Frank Morgan, who played a drunk doctor, and I'll never use the word "acclimatized" in conversation again!

    I was curious about this movie because of gorgeous Hedy Lamarr as "Tandelayo", but this thing was awful, with blatant racist dialogue -- so pervasive in these bwana ungawa movies. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, Frank Morgan, who played a drunk doctor, and I'll never use the word "acclimatized" in conversation again!

  • Apr 20, 2008

    Tandelayo !!!! That face !!!

    Tandelayo !!!! That face !!!

  • Apr 18, 2008

    This movie was bad in so many ways. Reason #1, MGM decided to cast Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr as an African native. Uh what?

    This movie was bad in so many ways. Reason #1, MGM decided to cast Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr as an African native. Uh what?

  • Apr 18, 2008

    Temperatures rise in the African jungle for the rubber tree plantation managers when Hedy Lamarr shows up. It's trashy, but fun Hollywood trash as Hedy manipulates the latest arrival who is trying to acclimatize (!!!) to his latest assignment.

    Temperatures rise in the African jungle for the rubber tree plantation managers when Hedy Lamarr shows up. It's trashy, but fun Hollywood trash as Hedy manipulates the latest arrival who is trying to acclimatize (!!!) to his latest assignment.