Jungle Woman (1944)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Reginald Le Borg.

Plot Summary

Paula the ape woman has survived and has been incarcerated in an asylum run by Dr Fletcher. But despite Fletcher's best efforts to help her, Paula can't always contain the primitive urges that threaten to overwhelm her.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Copyright MCMXLIV [1944] by Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Production Company: Universal presents a Universal picture
Associate Producer: Will Cowan
Screenplay by: Bernard Schubert, Henry Sucher, Edward Dein
Original Story by: Henry Sucher
Dialogue Director: Emory Horger
Director of Photography: Jack MacKenzie
Film Editor: Ray Snyder
Musical Director: Paul Sawtell
Stock Music: Ralph Freed *, Richard Hageman *, Hans J. Salter *, Frank Skinner *, Paul Van Loan *
Director of Sound: Bernard B. Brown
Technician: Jess Moulin
Dialogue Editor: Emory Horger *
Western Electric Recording
Gowns: Vera West
Art Direction: John B. Goodman, Abraham Grossman
Set Decorations: Russell A. Gausman, E.R. Robinson
We hereby make grateful acknowledgment to Mr Clyde Beatty for his cooperation and inimitable talent in staging the thrilling animal sequences in this picture

Evelyn Ankers (Beth)
J. Carrol Naish (Dr Fletcher)
Samuel S. Hinds (coroner)
Lois Collier (Jean Fletcher)
Milburn Stone (Fred Mason)
Douglass Dumbrille (district attorney)
Acquanetta (Paula)
Richard Davis (Bob Whitney)
Nana Bryant (Miss Gray)
Pierre Watkin (Dr Meredith)
Christian Rub (George)
Alec Craig (caretaker)
Edward M. Hyans Jr (Willie)
Richard Powers [real name: Tom Keene] (Joe)

Alternative Titles

Das Geheimnis des Dr Fletcher – Austria

Sequel to
Captive Wild Woman (1943)

The Jungle Captive (1945)



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