Angel on the Amazon
|Angel on the Amazon|
|Directed by||John H. Auer|
|Produced by||John H. Auer|
|Written by||Earl Felton
|Music by||Nathan Scott|
|Edited by||Richard L. Van Enger|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
Angel on the Amazon is a 1948 American adventure film directed by John H. Auer and starring George Brent, Vera Ralston and Brian Aherne. It is also known by the alternative title Drums Along the Amazon.
After a plane crashes in the Amazonian jungle, its passengers are rescued by a mysterious young woman. They include pilot Jim Warburton, who is fascinated by the woman, Christine Ridgeway, as well as relieved when she and guide Paulo steer him and Karen, a doctor, away from the jungle and its threatening war drums.
Upon reaching Rio de Janeiro safely, Jim and Karen are surprised to encounter Christine again, then shocked when the sight of a strange man causes her to panic. Jim eventually follows the man, who identifies himself as Don Sebastian Ortega and tells a strange tale of how Christine's mother once shot a panther, then killed herself. Christine's father then left her behind.
Jim returns to the United States and finds Anthony Ridgeway, who reveals that Christine is not his daughter but his wife. Jim also eventually learns that Christine has become committed to a sanitarium, where she is now under Karen's care.
- George Brent as Jim Warburton
- Vera Ralston as Christine Ridgeway
- Brian Aherne as Anthony Ridgeway
- Constance Bennett as Dr. Karen Lawrence
- Fortunio Bonanova as Sebastian Ortega
- Alfonso Bedoya as Paulo
- Gus Schilling as Dean Hartley
- Richard Crane as Johnny MacMahon
- Walter Reed as Jerry Adams
- Ross Elliott as Frank Lane
- Konstantin Shayne as Dr. Jungmeyer
- Alfredo DeSa as Brazilian Reporter
- Elizabeth Dunne as Housekeeper
- Franklyn Farnum as Diner
- James Ford as Rio Nightclub Patron
- Gerardo Sei Groves as Native
- Dickie Jones as George
- Charles La Torre as Waiter
- Tony Martinez as Bellhop
- Alberto Morin as Radio Operator
- Barry Norton as Brazilian Reporter
- Manuel París as Night Desk Clerk
- John Trebach as Waiter
- Kellow p.463
- Kellow, Brian. The Bennetts: An Acting Family. University Press of Kentucky, 2004.
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