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Jungle Woman(1944)

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The working title of this film was Jungle Queen. The opening credits include the following written statement: "We hereby make grateful acknowledgment to Mr. Clyde Beatty for his cooperation and inimitable talent in staging the thrilling animal sequences in this picture." The film ends with the written statement: "The evil that man has wrought shall in the end destroy itself." Jungle Woman includes footage from the 1933 Universal film The Big Cage, which starred Clyde Beatty and Anita Page and was directed by Kurt Neumann (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.0312). Modern sources add the following names to the crew credits: Makeup Jack Pierce; Camera Operator Dick Towers; Special Effects Red Guthrie; and Props Dan Fish. Modern sources also state that the film had a working title of Jungle Girl and that actress/singer Julie London was originally cast in a small part, but was edited from the released film. Jungle Woman was the second film in Universal's "Cheena, the Ape Woman" series. For additional information on the series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry above for Captive Wild Woman.