East of Borneo
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 26, 2004
- Originally Released: 1931
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Rose Hobart & Charles Bickford|
|Performer:||Lupita Tovar, Georges Renavent & Charles Bickford|
|Directed by||George Melford|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Linda (Hobart), wife of cold-hearted scientist Dr. Allan Clark (Charles Bickford), travels into the jungle to find her missing husband. She discovers him perpetually inebriated and installed as court physician to the Prince of Marudo (Georges Renavent). When the scheming prince falls for Linda, she and Dr. Clark must plot a path back to civilization at great risk to their lives.
Featuring 18-foot slithering serpents, prowling tigers, a smoking volcano that is about to erupt and a percussive, chanting soundtrack, East of Borneo is thrilling high adventure.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 8 ratings.
The great thing about those old jungle movies is that you get a chance to see a lot of studio footage of animals - often to the exclusion of the plot and characters. Ok, it's a jungle movie: wife hunts for husband deep inside of Borneo (taking at least 2 evening gowns and lots of makeup with her), there's plenty of crocs and an evil prince and a volcano and the hero fights off dozens of natives and...well, you get the picture.
If you are bored by footage of exotic animals, you may find this film a bit slow-moving, but it does have a great melodramatic story to tell. A "civilized" couple comes under the power of one of those oriental potentates who alternate between lustful sadism and exotic gallantry. A prophecy is mentioned at one point, and naturally it has to be spectacularly fulfilled by the time the movie ends.
Unfortunately, Lupita Tovar, whose life story is a deal more interesting than her role here, is relegated to the role of the native woman who adores the unworthy white man. Minimal dialogue: mostly she gazes adoringly. The potentate gets the best lines.
- Sales Rank: 11,270
- UPC: 089218452597
- Shipping Weight: 0.32/lbs (approx)
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