The Naked Jungle (1954)

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.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Paramount Pictures

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Charlton Heston
as Christopher Leiningen
Eleanor Parker
as Joanna Leiningen
William Conrad
as Commissioner
Abraham Sofaer
as Incacha
Romo Vincent
as Boat Captain
Douglas Fowley
as Medicine Man
John Dierkes
as Gruber
John Mansfield
as Foreman
Bernie Gozier
as Gruber's Indian
Jack Reitzen
as Fat Man
Ronald Alan Numkena
as Indian Boy
Rodd Redwing
as Indian
Pilar del Rey
as Indian Wife
John E. Wood
as Indian Lover
Jerry Groves
as Gruber's Indian
Leon Lontoc
as 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.

Full Review… | December 29, 2015
Classic Film and Television

Das Kapital in the heart of darkness

March 14, 2010

Director Byron Haskin treats this as A-list material.

Full Review… | June 19, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

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

June 1, 2005
Kansas City Kansan

a schizophrenic little drama

November 7, 2004

A wonderfully strange jungle melodrama.

Full Review… | May 14, 2004
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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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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
Hannah Strouse

Actually has some plot beyond the killer ants.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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