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|Directed by||Byron Haskin|
|Produced by||George Pal|
|Written by||Ranald MacDougall|
based on a story by
|Music by||Daniele Amfitheatrof|
|Cinematography||Ernest Laszlo, ASC|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||March 3, 1954|
|Running time||95 min. Byron Conrad Haskin ( April 22, 1899 &ndash April 16, 1984) was an American film and television director George Pal ( February 1, 1908 &ndash May 2, 1980) born György Pál Marczincsák, Ranald MacDougall ( March 10, 1915 - December 12, 1973) was an American Screenwriter who scripted such films as Ben Maddow (1909&ndash1992 was a prolific Screenwriter and documentarian from the 1930s through the 70s Philip Yordan ( April 1, 1914 - March 24, 2003) was a popular and talented Screenwriter of the 1940s 1950s and 1960s Carl Stephenson (1893–1954 was a German author best known for his short story " Leiningen Versus the Ants " Eleanor Jean Parker (born June 26, 1922) is an American film and television actress Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter; October 4 1923 &ndash April 5 2008) was an American Actor of Abraham Sofaer ( October 1, 1896 &ndash January 21, 1988) was a Burmese stage film and television actor known particularly Daniele (Alexandrovich Amfitheatrof (Даниил Александрович Амфитеатров October 29, 1901 &ndash June 4, 1983) Ernest Laszlo, ASC ( April 23 in Budapest Hungary 1898&ndash January 6, 1984) was an Academy Award -winning Hungarian-American Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar)|
The Naked Jungle is a 1954 film directed by Byron Haskin, and starring Charlton Heston and Eleanor Parker. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The year 1954 in film involved some significant events Events May 12 - The Marx Brothers' Zeppo Marx Byron Conrad Haskin ( April 22, 1899 &ndash April 16, 1984) was an American film and television director Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter; October 4 1923 &ndash April 5 2008) was an American Actor of Eleanor Jean Parker (born June 26, 1922) is an American film and television actress Telling the story of an attack of army ants on a Peruvian cocoa plantation, it was based on the short story "Leiningen Versus the Ants" by Carl Stephenson. The name army ant (or legionary ant or " Marabunta " is applied to over 200 Ant species in different lineages due to their aggressive predatory Peru (Perú Piruw Piruw officially the Republic of Peru ( reˈpuβlika del peˈɾu is a country in western South America. "Leiningen Versus the Ants" by Carl Stephenson is a classic Short story published in the December 1938 edition of Esquire. Carl Stephenson (1893–1954 was a German author best known for his short story " Leiningen Versus the Ants "
As the film opens, Joanna (Eleanor Parker), a New Orleans woman arrives at the South American cocoa plantation to meet her new husband, plantation owner Christopher Leiningen (Charlton Heston) whom she has married by proxy. Eleanor Jean Parker (born June 26, 1922) is an American film and television actress New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a Cocoa is the dried and fully fermented fatty seed of the cacao tree from which Chocolate is made Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter; October 4 1923 &ndash April 5 2008) was an American Actor of
Leiningen is cold and remote to her, rebuffing all her attempts to make friends with him. She's beautiful, independent, and arrives ready to be his stalwart helpmate; however, no one has told him she's a widow. He rejects her. During the next week, as she awaits the boat to take her back to the United States, they learn that legions of army ants - the Marabunta - will strike in a few days' time. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Ants are social Insects of the family Formicidae and along with the related families of Wasps and Bees belong to the order Leiningen refuses to give up the home he fought so hard to create. Instead of evacuating, he resolves to make a stand against this indomitable natural predator. Joanna joins the fight to save the plantation; their courage and his probable loss of all he's worked for may crack his resolve to send her away.
The screenplay, was co-written by Ranald MacDougall and the blacklisted writer Ben Maddow. Ranald MacDougall ( March 10, 1915 - December 12, 1973) was an American Screenwriter who scripted such films as Ben Maddow (1909&ndash1992 was a prolific Screenwriter and documentarian from the 1930s through the 70s The film was produced in Technicolor by George Pal, who also made The War of the Worlds, Tom Thumb, and The Time Machine. Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation George Pal ( February 1, 1908 &ndash May 2, 1980) born György Pál Marczincsák, The War of the Worlds (also sometimes known as HG Wells' The War of the Worlds) is a 1953 Science fiction film tom thumb is a 1958 US-made Fantasy - Musical film directed by George Pal and released by MGM. The Time Machine (AKA HG Wells' The Time Machine) is a 1960 Science fiction film based on British Science Fiction writer The film's title is presumably a reference to how the ants "strip" the jungle and turn it into a wasteland.
William Conrad, who had starred as Leiningen in a 1948 adaptation of Stephenson's story for the radio program Escape, appears in the film as a district commissioner. Escape was Radio 's leading Anthology series of high adventure airing on CBS from July 7 1947 to September 25
Portions of this movie were filmed in Florahome, Florida. Florahome is an unincorporated community in Putnam County, Florida, United States. This small town is located in Putnam County west of the county seat, Palatka. The dynamiting of the bridges was one of the scenes filmed here. Tragically, a local citizen died when he was thrown from his horse during one of the explosions.
The MacGyver episode "Trumbo's World" featured the same premise as the short story and the film, even using a sizable amount of stock footage from the film. MacGyver is an American Adventure Television series, produced in the United States and Canada, about the laid-back Stock footage, and similarly archive footage, library pictures and file footage are Film or Video In the episode, the plantation owner was called Lucien Trumbo and he was played by David Ackroyd. David Ackroyd (born May 30, 1940 in Orange New Jersey) is an American actor who first came to prominence in Soap operas such as MacGyver himself roughly filled the Eleanor Parker role, although he got to do some of Charlton Heston's heroic bits.
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