The Pink Jungle
|The Pink Jungle|
|Directed by||Delbert Mann|
|Written by||Alan Williams (novel)
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
The Pink Jungle is a 1968 film thriller starring James Garner, George Kennedy and Eva Renzi. The film was directed by Delbert Mann and written by Charles Williams, adapting the 1965 novel Snake Water by Alan Williams.
A fashion photographer, Ben Morris, goes to a remote South America location to take pictures of model Alison Duquesne for a lipstick ad. An adventurer they encounter, Sammy Ryderbeit, steals their helicopter and leaves them stranded in the village.
When the three are reunited, they discover a treasure map on the corpse of the late Captain Stopes and the three team up to find it. They encounter McCune, a clever Australian who claims to be Stopes' former partner.
McCune steals everyone's supplies and mules and takes off, but he is hunted down by Ryderbeit and killed. The remaining three make it to the diamond mine, only to find that a South American bandit leader, Raul Ortega, has beaten them to it. A battle leads to Ortega being seized and his men killed.
Ryderbeit makes off with the helicopter and diamonds before anyone can stop him. Local law officials are satisfied to have the long-wanted Ortega in custody at last. In an unexpected twist, Ben reveals he is not just a photographer but a U.S. government agent assigned to quell a revolution led by Ortega. Because of Ryderbeit's assistance, Morris lets him get away with the loot.
- James Garner as Ben Morris
- Eva Renzi as Alison Duquesne
- George Kennedy as Sammy Reiderbeit
- Nigel Green as Dennis McCune
- Michael Ansara as Raul Ortega
- The Pink Jungle in the Internet Movie Database
- James Garner Interview on the Charlie Rose Show
- James Garner interview at Archive of American Television
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