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The Wild Women of Wongo (1958)

Unrated | | Adventure, Comedy
Men, women and apes live together as three different tribes on the tropical island of Wongo. When the tribes discover that they live together on the island, ape-men start planning a raid on the tribe in order to capture mates.


James L. Wolcott


Cedric Rutherford (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Hawkshaw Jean Hawkshaw ... Omoo
Mary Ann Webb Mary Ann Webb ... Mona
Candé Gerrard Candé Gerrard ... Ahtee
Adrienne Bourbeau Adrienne Bourbeau ... Wana
Marie Goodhart Marie Goodhart ... Woman of Wongo
Michelle Lamaack Michelle Lamaack ... Woman of Wongo
Joyce Nizzari Joyce Nizzari ... Woman of Wongo
Val Phillips Val Phillips ... Woman of Wongo
Jo Elaine Wagner Jo Elaine Wagner ... Woman of Wongo
Pat Crowley Pat Crowley ... Man of Wongo
Ray Rotello Ray Rotello ... Man of Wongo
Billy Day Billy Day ... Man of Wongo
Burt Parker Burt Parker ... Man of Wongo
Robert Serrecchia Robert Serrecchia ... Man of Wongo
Whitey Hart Whitey Hart ... Man of Wongo
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On the tropical island of Wongo, a tribe of beautiful women discover that the other side of the island is inhabited by a tribe of handsome men. They also discover that a tribe of evil ape men live on the island, too, and the ape men are planning a raid on the tribe in order to capture mates. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The "Temple of the Dragon God" in the movie is actually the Coral Castle built by Edward Leedskalnin in Homestead, Florida. See more »


When one of the ape men is eaten by the alligator, an obviously fake-looking cloth stuffed dummy is used. See more »


King of Wongo: In Wongo, you do not touch a maiden who is not yours.
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Utterly ridiculous: a must-see for "so bad it's good" fans
11 March 2012 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

Outrageous camp factor, and every bit as weird and mindless as you've heard.

"Oh, Priestess, we request permission to find mates!" The narrator explains: "Nature made a mistake." Two independent tribes that mistrust but leave each other alone finally interact, as an alliance to fight some other weird tribe is proposed, then rejected. A parrot is perched somewhere, and periodically shows up to mock the characters, as if we the audience aren't doing that already.

Basically, some prehistoric guys and gals from each tribe run around the forest and occasionally meet each other. There's one girl (from the "pretty woman" tribe) who beats the snot out of a baby crocodile, and the monster people show up briefly. Her tribe has women with 50's hair styles, shaved legs, lipstick, and other make-up. The other tribe has women with buck teeth and attitudes that scare their sheepish men.

Beware of the soundtrack. They actually use some of the same music as the infamous "Plan 9 from Outer Space," and this movie makes that one look good by comparison. The acting is oafery, the director must have been out in the sun too long, and the story line is uhh, was there one? There's only one way to watch this: MST3K style. Get your buddies together and mock the thing, when it isn't bashing itself that is.

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