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Jungle Captive

Released 1945
Distributor Universal Pictures

Paula Dupree, Universal’s favorite ape woman, returns in this 1945 follow-up to Captive Wild Woman with Vicky Lane replacing Acquanetta as the shape-shifting glamour girl. Otto Kruger clocks in as a mad scientist looking to experiment on Paula while lab assistant Rondo Hatton has a different experiment in mind. Removing the recycled footage in Harold Young’s movie would reduce this 63 minute programmer to a short subject.

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About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal House, The Blues BrothersAn American Werewolf In LondonTrading Places, Schlock, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night, The Stupids, Innocent Blood, Coming To America, Burke & Hare, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Black Or White among many other films, commercials and extensive work in television. He was the Executive Producer and often director of HBO's celebrated series Dream On, and contributed two movies to the Masters of Horror series, Deer Woman and Family. His feature length documentaries Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO, and Slasher on IFC.

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Patrick Bennat

Always great to have new TFH content from Mr. Landis. And thanks for the nice bonus fun at the end! I must have watched John’s “Trailers From Fail” more than a hundred times & am still hoping for a sequel.