GenreAdventure ProductionParamount Pictures CountryUnited States
Release dateDecember 24, 1936 (1936-12-24) WriterGerald Geraghty, Cyril Hume, Max Marcin (story), Gouverneur Morris, Frank Partos CastDorothy Lamour (Ulah), Ray Milland (Christopher Powell), Akim Tamiroff (Karen Neg), Lynne Overman (Frank), Molly Lamont (Ava), Mala (Melan) Similar moviesThe Jungle Book 2, Liane, Jungle Goddess, Lana: Queen of the Amazons, Jungle Girl and the Slaver, Blonde Savage, Liane - Daughter of the Jungle
TaglineHer exotic beauty held all the allure of the tropic jungle!
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The Jungle Princess is a 1936 American adventure film directed by Wilhelm Thiele starring Dorothy Lamour and Ray Milland.
Christopher Powell is in Malaya with his fiancée and her father, capturing wild animals. While out hunting, he is attacked by a tiger, and his native guides run away, leaving him for dead. But the tiger is the pet of Ulah, a beautiful young woman who grew up by herself in the jungle. She rescues Chris and takes him back to her cave, where she nurses him to health and falls in love with him. When he eventually returns to camp, she follows. The fiancée is jealous, and the natives do not like Ulah or her pet tiger either, all of which leads to a lot of trouble.
Dorothy Lamour as Ulah
Ray Milland as Christopher Powell
Akim Tamiroff as Karen Neg
Lynne Overman as Frank
Molly Lamont as Ava
Ray Mala as Melan (as Mala)
Hugh Buckler as Col. Neville Lane
Sally Martin as Ulah. as a child
Roberta Law as Lin
Limau as Tiger
Bogo as Chimpanzee
The Jungle Princess was a major hit and launched Lamour's career as one of the leading stars of the era, often cast in similar sarong-clad jungle adventure romances, which led to her playing leading lady to Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in the Road to... musical comedy movie series beginning four years later.
The Indonesian film Terang Boelan (1937) was partially inspired by The Jungle Princess.