The Naked Jungle


The Naked Jungle (1954)



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In this chilling jungle adventure, the owner of an Amazon plantation does all he can to stamp out a rapacious nest of deadly army ants, poisonous insects that eat and destroy everything in their path. The plot is based on Carl Stephenson's story Leniningen vs. the Ants.

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Charlton Heston
as Christopher Leiningen
Eleanor Parker
as Joanna Leiningen
William Conrad
as Commissioner
Romo Vincent
as Boat Captain
Douglas Fowley
as Medicine Man
Bernie Gozier
as Gruber's Indian
Jack Reitzen
as Fat Man
Pilar del Rey
as Indian Wife
John E. Wood
as Indian Lover
Jerry Groves
as Gruber's Indian
Carlos Rivero
as Indian Husband
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Critic Reviews for The Naked Jungle

All Critics (7)

Lively tale in which the characters are even more interesting than the adventure.

Dec 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Das Kapital in the heart of darkness

Mar 14, 2010

Director Byron Haskin treats this as A-list material.

Jun 20, 2008 | Full Review…

Those blasted ants! Fill the moat! Pretty creepy critters here.

Jun 2, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

a schizophrenic little drama

Nov 7, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

A wonderfully strange jungle melodrama.

May 14, 2004 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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
Ken Stachnik

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Actually has some plot beyond the killer ants.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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