GenreAction, Adventure, Crime ScreenplayJoseph Pagano CountryUnited States
Release dateAugust 13, 1948 (1948-08-13) (United States) WriterJo Pagano (screenplay), William Stephens (idea) CastGeorge Reeves (Mike Patton), Ralph Byrd (Bob Simpson), Smoki Whitfield (Oolonga), Zack Williams (Chief Mbenga), Wanda McKay Similar moviesRalph Byrd appears in Jungle Goddess and Radar Secret Service
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Jungle Goddess is a 1948 American action/adventure crime film starring George Reeves, Ralph Byrd, and Wanda McKay. Directed by Lewis D. Collins, the film was based on an idea by producer William Stephens.
Jungle Goddess was later featured in a Season 2 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
In Africa, pilot Mike Patton is persuaded by an acquaintance, Bob Simpson, to conduct a search for a missing heiress whose plane supposedly went down in the jungle, resulting in her never being seen again.
Encountering an indigenous tribe of natives, Bob recklessly shoots a man. He is taken before a woman, Greta, who is being treated like a high priestess. Bob is sentenced to die, but when she gets Mike off to herself, Greta pleads with him to help her escape.
During a struggle, a gun goes off and a guard is left dead. With the tribesmen in pursuit, Mike and Greta are betrayed by Bob, who has gone mad. But after he is killed by a spear, Mike and Greta make it to the plane and safely get away.
George Reeves as Mike Patton
Wanda McKay as Greta Vanderhorn
Ralph Byrd as Bob Simpson
Armida as Wanama
Onest Conley as Drummer
Rudy Robles as Nugara
Jack Carroll as Accompanist
Dolores Castle as Yvonne
Fred Coby as Pilot
Helena Grant as Mrs. Fitzhugh
Reed Hadley as Radio Newscaster (uncredited)
Sam Harris as Bar Patron (uncredited)
Linda Leighton as Helen Phillips (credited as Linda Johnson)
William H. O'Brien as Bartender (uncredited)
Smoki Whitfield as Oolonga the witch doctor
Zack Williams as Chief M'benga
In 2006, Jungle Goddess was released on Region 1 DVD in the United States by VCI Home Video. The film was paired with another title starring George Reeves, Thunder in the Pines (1948).