The Jungle Princess
|The Jungle Princess|
|Directed by||William Thiele|
|Produced by||E. Lloyd Sheldon|
|Written by||William Thiele|
|Music by||Frederick Hollande
|Edited by||Ellsworth Hoagland|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|December 24, 1936|
Christopher Powell is in Malaya with his fiancée and her father, capturing wild animals. While out hunting, he is attacked by a tiger, and his native guides run away, leaving him for dead. But the tiger is the pet of Ulah, a beautiful young woman who grew up by herself in the jungle. She rescues Chris and takes him back to her cave, where she nurses him to health and falls in love with him. When he eventually returns to camp, she follows. The fiancée is jealous, and the natives do not like Ulah or her pet tiger either, all of which leads to a lot of trouble.
- Dorothy Lamour - Ulah
- Ray Milland - Christopher Powell
- Akim Tamiroff - Karen Neg
- Lynne Overman - Frank
- Molly Lamont - Ava
- Ray Mala - Melan
The Jungle Princess was a major hit and launched Lamour's career as one of the leading stars of the era, often cast in similar sarong-clad jungle adventure romances, which led to her playing leading lady to Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in the Road to... musical comedy movie series beginning four years later.
- van der Heide, William (2002). Malaysian Cinema, Asian Film: Border Crossings and National Cultures. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. p. 128. ISBN 978-90-5356-580-3.
- Biran, Misbach Yusa (2009). Sejarah Film 1900–1950: Bikin Film di Jawa [History of Film 1900–1950: Making Films in Java] (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Komunitas Bamboo working with the Jakarta Art Council. p. 169. ISBN 978-979-3731-58-2.
- The Jungle Princess at the Internet Movie Database
- The Jungle Princess at AllMovie
- Jungle Princess film clip on YouTube
- Original german handbill from 1939
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