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De groene hel (1940)

Green Hell (original title)
A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a... See full summary »

Director:

James Whale

Writer:

Frances Marion (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Keith Brandon
Joan Bennett ... Stephanie Richardson
John Howard ... Hal Scott
George Sanders ... Forrester
Alan Hale ... Doctor Loren
George Bancroft ... 'Tex' Morgan
Vincent Price ... David Richardson
Gene Garrick ... Graham
Francis McDonald ... Gracco
Mala ... Mala (as Ray Mala)
Peter Bronte Peter Bronte ... Santos
Lupita Tovar ... Native Girl
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Storyline

A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a newer member of the group, who was recently killed by hostile natives. As the months go by, jealousies and tempers flare as fights break out over the woman. The Incan treasure is finally found but the treaure-seekers, now united by a common enemy, are about to be attacked by hundreds of fierce natives armed with bows and poisoned arrows. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1949 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

De groene hel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In later years co-star Vincent Price ridiculed the inanities in this film. After the Medved Brothers' book "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time" came out in the late 1970s, Price declared in an interview that he could not understand how they could not include "Green Hell." See more »

Goofs

Richardson is hit by two arrows which are at least two feet long. Back at camp, two comrades examine these arrows which are now about a foot long. See more »

Quotes

Jim 'Tex' Morgan: Hey them there alligators sure do look hungry.
Forrester: Well don't fall in, Tex. You might poison them. That'd be tragic.
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Inconsequential jungle adventure from James Whale
6 March 2001 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

Essentially "Lost Patrol with a Girl"; not enough action to be a true adventure. Nice photography and spotty acting are the main features of Whale's last film. Noble Englishmen exploit grateful natives, finding treasure in an Inca temple. They fight over "the girl" and then are surrounded by savages with poison darts. Good battle scenes at the end. A must for Whale fans, for everyone else it's a moderately amusing time-waster.


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