The Naked Jungle

The Naked Jungle

Eleanor Parker
Director: Byron Haskin Cast: Eleanor Parker
Eleanor Parker
, Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
, Abraham Sofaer
Abraham Sofaer
Byron Haskin


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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 Parker. No matter: the climactic insect invasion is well worth the wait, utilizing the Paramount Pictures optical-effects department to the nth degree. The Naked Jungle also offers excellent supporting work from Abraham Sofaer, Douglas Fowley, and William Conrad, who also acted in several of the radio adaptations of the Carl Stephenson yarn.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/01/2020
UPC: 0032429352439
Original Release: 1954
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 95

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eleanor Parker Joanna Leiningen
Charlton Heston Christopher Leiningen
Abraham Sofaer Incacha
William Conrad Commissioner
Romo Vincent Boat Captain
Douglas Fowley Medicine Man
John Dierkes Gruber
Leonard Strong Kutina
Norma Calderon Zala
Pilar del Rey Actor
Bernie Gozier Actor
Leon Lontoc Actor
John Mansfield Foreman
Ronald Alan Numkena Actor
Rodd Redwing Actor
Jack Reitzen Actor
John E. Wood Actor
Jerry Groves Actor
Carlos Rivero Actor

Technical Credits
Byron Haskin Director
Daniele Amfitheatrof Score Composer
Franz Bachelin Art Director
Herbert Coleman Asst. Director
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Everett Douglas Editor
Farciot Edouart Special Effects
Frank Freeman Associate Producer
John P. Fulton Special Effects
Gene Garvin Sound/Sound Designer
Grace Gregory Set Decoration/Design
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Ernest Laszlo Cinematographer
Harry Lindgren Sound/Sound Designer
Ranald MacDougall Screenwriter
Ben Maddow Screenwriter
George Pal Producer
Hal Pereira Art Director
Wally Westmore Makeup
Philip Yordan Screenwriter

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