Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Famous stripper Ann Corio (1914-1999) appeared in only five movies, four of which were aptly titled:  Swamp Girl, Sarong Girl, The Sultan's Daughter, and this one, Jungle Siren.  (The fifth movie, Call of the Jungle, has Corio playing the white jungle girl, Tana.)  Corio's acting talents aside, she was a natural for wearing skimpy costumes on the screen.  In Jungle Siren, she's plays Kuhlaya, a girl raised in the jungle (skimpy costume) who aids the film's hero in stopping a Nazi plot to start a native uprising.

And the hero?  None other than Buster Crabbe, Olympic swimmer and former Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers.  Crabbe plays Captain Gary Hart, a guy who seems to wander aimlessly with his buddy Sgt. Mike Jenkins until they meet Kuhlazi and face an evil Nazi and his witchdoctor buddy.  The Santa Anita Park Race Track Botanical Gardens plays the jungle.

Not a movie with an intricate plot, nor great dialogue,   Jiust good old-fashioned Saturday matinee fodder.


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