Dore Schary, then just cutting his teeth in the movie biz, was one of the scripters of Columbia's Fury of the Jungle. The story is the standard "tropical degradation" concoction, complete with the hot-blooded native girl (Toshia Mori) and drunken doctor (Dudley Digges). Virtually the only attractive woman in a remote South American jungle village, Chita (Mori) is lusted after by every man within hailing distance. Before long, however, virginal white girl Joan (Peggy Shannon) shows up with her ailing brother in tow. When brother dear expires, poor Joan finds herself "up for grabs," with good-for-nothing Taggart (Alan Dinehart) as the most ardent of her would-be seducers. But Chita is herself crazy about Taggart, leading to the film's road-company-melodrama denouement. Luckily for Joan, escaped convict Allen (Donald Cook) -- who's really a nice guy underneath it all -- is there for her during the final fadeout.
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