Skullduggery

  • 1970
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Adventure

This early Reynolds outing is a pretty good camp comedy, though that certainly wasn't the aim of the producers. In a plot right out of Johnny Weissmuller's "Jungle Jim" series, Reynolds is an adventurer in New Guinea. Accompanied by archeologist Clark, he accidentally stumbles on a tribe of missing link-type humanoids (played by a bunch of Indonesian college...read more

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This early Reynolds outing is a pretty good camp comedy, though that certainly wasn't the aim of the producers. In a plot right out of Johnny Weissmuller's "Jungle Jim" series, Reynolds is an adventurer in New Guinea. Accompanied by archeologist Clark, he accidentally stumbles on a tribe

of missing link-type humanoids (played by a bunch of Indonesian college kids) headed by Suzuki. Hubschmid, an evil Dutch scientist, wants to breed these creatures and sell them as slaves. Reynolds tries to put a stop to these dastardly plans, and they all wind up in court pushing their different

theories about exactly what the creatures are. The film tries hard to come off as social commentary, but it's all too silly to be taken seriously on that level. Reynolds is pretty good, giving a tounge-in-cheek performance that communicates his feelings about the material nicely but that only

reinforces the story's lack of credibility. Who deserves the final credit or blame for the film is hard to say. One week into production, director Gordon Douglas was fired and replaced by Richard Wilson. The script is based on a novel by the French writer Vercors, who was so furious at what was

done to his work that had his name removed from the credits.

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  • Review: This early Reynolds outing is a pretty good camp comedy, though that certainly wasn't the aim of the producers. In a plot right out of Johnny Weissmuller's "Jungle Jim" series, Reynolds is an adventurer in New Guinea. Accompanied by archeologist Clark, he… (more)

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