The Tiger Woman [Serial]

The Tiger Woman [Serial]

Kenne Duncan
Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace A. Grissell Cast: Kenne Duncan
Kenne Duncan
, Robert W. Frazer
Robert W. Frazer
Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace A. Grissell,

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Overview

The most obvious discrepancies concerning this otherwise well-remembered cliffhanger from genre specialist Republic Pictures are the quite demure-looking leopard outfit worn by the serial's heroine, Linda Stirling, and that Darkest Africa looks suspiciously like the hills of suburban Chatsworth. Apparently, producer William J. O'Connell acquired the leopard costume on the cheap but too late for the title to be changed, and the location never really mattered to Republic's mostly juvenile target audience. Making her serial debut, Stirling's innate athleticism came in handy playing Kay Arnold, an heiress turned Jungle Goddess who helps oil company representative Allan Lane fight off a villainous competitor headed by unscrupulous attorney Fletcher Walton (LeRoy Mason) and his henchman, general store proprietor Tom Daggett (Crane Whitley). The remaining 11 chapters had either Stirling rescuing Lane from one peril after another, or vice versa. Although not quite as independently heroic as serial queens such as Pearl White and Ruth Roland, Linda Stirling came as close as anybody, which of course was Republic's goal all along. Her sex appeal, despite the demure costume, was obvious and although this was not why she had chosen the acting profession, Linda tore into her serial assignments with legendary gusto. Ironically, the native of Long Beach, CA, had begun her career studying with Ben Bard, the widower of Ruth Roland. The serial was re-edited and released in a feature version re-titled Jungle Gold. In 1951, Republic resurrected the entire chapterplay under the title Perils of the Darkest Jungle.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2018
UPC: 0660845449152
Original Release: 1944
Source: Grapevine Mod
Sales rank: 31,005

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kenne Duncan Gentry
Robert W. Frazer High Priest
Duke Green Flint
Nolan Leary Captain Scott
George Lewis Morgan
Allan Lane Allen Saunders
Cliff Lyons Rand
LeRoy Mason Walton
Eddie Parker Travis
Stanley Price Slim
Duncan Renaldo Jose
Tom Steele Tunnel heavy
Linda Stirling Tiger Woman/Rita Arnold
Crane Whitley Dagget
Ken Terrell Depot heavy

Technical Credits
Spencer Gordon Bennet Director
Wallace A. Grissell Director
Royal K. Cole Screenwriter
Ronald Davidson Screenwriter
Basil Dickey Screenwriter
Joseph Dubin Score Composer
Joseph F. Poland Screenwriter

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