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Green Hell (1940)

Passed | | Adventure, Romance | 26 January 1940 (USA)
A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a... See full summary »

Director:

James Whale

Writer:

Frances Marion (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Keith Brandon
Joan Bennett ... Stephanie Richardson
John Howard ... Hal Scott
George Sanders ... Forrester
Alan Hale ... Doctor Loren
George Bancroft ... 'Tex' Morgan
Vincent Price ... David Richardson
Gene Garrick ... Graham
Francis McDonald ... Gracco
Mala ... Mala (as Ray Mala)
Peter Bronte Peter Bronte ... Santos
Lupita Tovar ... Native Girl
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A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a newer member of the group, who was recently killed by hostile natives. As the months go by, jealousies and tempers flare as fights break out over the woman. The Incan treasure is finally found but the treaure-seekers, now united by a common enemy, are about to be attacked by hundreds of fierce natives armed with bows and poisoned arrows. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Adventure | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Green Hell See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although Joan Bennett played Vincent Price's wife in the film, they never met until long after the film was completed. See more »

Goofs

Richardson is hit by two arrows which are at least two feet long. Back at camp, two comrades examine these arrows which are now about a foot long. See more »

Quotes

Hal Scott: Strange guy, Richardson. Always keeps to himself. You know anything about him?
Keith Brandon: Nothing. That's about the best thing to know about any man.
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Connections

Referenced in Vincent Price: The Sinister Image (1987) See more »

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Great cast - so so movie
12 November 2001 | by susanswebSee all my reviews

Started off promising but got bogged down in the middle with the introduction of Mrs. Richardson (Joan Bennett). Warning, spoilers will most likely be in the rest of the review. It seemed kind of pointless to kill off Vincent Price so early in the movie, a lot was made of how mysterious he was. Also, convenient of George Sanders to kill himself just before they get rescued, this prevents any kind of entanglements there might have been if they all had been rescued. The fun thing to do with this film, is that knowing that director James Whale was gay, is to look at the characters in another light. Isn't it strange that everything was going great with the exploring party made up of just men but once Bennett comes along everything goes to hell? Also what was the deal with John Howard and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.? It sure seemed to me that Howard was carrying a torch for Doug. Oh, the mind reels.


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