The Face of Eve (1968)

Spain, UK 1An on-screen credit on the Spanish print claims that the film is “una coproducción hispano-norteamericana” but Ada was a Spanish production company and Udastex was based in London,
80m (Germany), 90m (Spain), 94m (UK), 97m
35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono

A Spanish/British fantasy film directed by Jeremy Summers.

Plot Summary

While scouring the Amazon for a horde of lost Incan treasure, Mike Yates comes across a beautiful young jungle woman named Eve and helps her to expose the con men trying to swindle her grandfather.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Jeremy Summers
© [not given on screen]
Deposito legal M. 9909 – 1968
Ada Films-Udastex Films
Executive Producer: Tibor Reves
Production Manager: Francisco Romero
Screenplay: Peter Welbeck [real name: Harry Alan Towers]
1st Assistant Director: Ricardo Hansa
Continuity: Carmen Salas
Director of Photography: Manuel Merino
2nd Camera Operator: J. Pérez Zofio
Camera Assistant: R. Perdiguero
2nd Camera Assistant: J. Argote
Stills: Magdalena Lopez
Editor: Allan Morrison
Laboratory: Fotofilm Madrid
Music: Malcolm Lockyer
Song Lyrics: Hal Shaper
Song Sung by: Jago Simms
Sound: Fono España
Westrex Recording System
Wardrobe Master: Agustin Cuellar
Wardrobe Assistant: R. Barcelo
Seamstress: E. Sierra
Make-up: Cristóbal Criado
Hairdresser: Ma L. Duran [real name: Maria L. Duran]
Special Effects: A. Molina
Art Director: Santiago Ontañon
Assistant Art Director: M. Romero
Property Master: Jaime Rubio
Props: Mateos-Luna-Mengíbar
Armourer: R. De La Rosa
Production Assistant: A. Gonzalez, J. Narro
Production Auxilliary: A. De Miguel
Lighting: Kinolux
Shot in the village of Lega-Michelena, Sierra de Guadarrama, Aranjuez, Monasterio de Piedra (Spain) and Brazil

Cast
Robert Walker [Mike Yates]
Herbert Lom [Diego]
Rosenda Monteros [Pili]
Christopher Lee [Colonel Stuart]
José Ma Caffarel
Fred Clark [Burke]
Celeste Yarnall as “Eve”
Maria Rohm [Anna]
Ricardo Díaz
Vicente Roca
Nieves Salcedo

Alternative Titles

Diana – Tochter der Wildnis – Germany (TV)
Eva
– Spain/USA
Eva en la selva – Spain
Hula Hula la femmina della giungla
– Italy
Una pillola per Eva
– Italy

Press

1970
Kine Weekly no.3262 (18 April 1970) p.11
A piece of uncomplicated entertainment [that] succeeds within its modest limits. The story is quite unbelievable and the characterisation is never more than of face value, but all the faces fit and there is enough action, most of it in pleasing or imposing scenery, to offset the short-comings. – from a review by Graham Clarke

References

Periodicals

  • Board of Trade Journal vol.198 no.3813 (15 April 1970) p.1031 – note (Registrations of British and foreign films)
  • Film-Echo/Filmwoche no.80 5 Oct 1968, pp. 8 – review
  • Kine Weekly no.3262 (18 April 1970) p.11 – credits, review (by Graham Clarke)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.37 no.436 (May 1970) p.105 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Today's Cinema no.9796 17 Apr 1970, pp. 12 – review

Books

  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.130
  • The Films of Christopher Lee by Robert W. Pohle Jr and Douglas C. Hart pp.122-123
  • by Walt Lee p.130 – credits