The Naked Jungle
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It doesn't take long for old-time-radio fans to figure out that The Naked Jungle is a film version of the classic Carl Stephenson nailbiter Leiningen Versus the Ants. Charlton Heston plays South American plantation owner Christopher Leiningen, who spends most of the film preparing for the hellish onslaught of deadly soldier ants. The original story concentrated solely on Leiningen; the film version hokes things up a bit by bestowing upon the hero a gorgeous mail-order bride, played by Eleanor Parker. No matter: the climactic insect invasion is well worth the wait, utilizing the Paramount… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Das Kapital in the heart of darkness"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"a schizophrenic little drama"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Director Byron Haskin treats this as A-list material."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A wonderfully strange jungle melodrama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Those blasted ants! Fill the moat! Pretty creepy critters here."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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