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Queen of the Amazons (1947)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 15 January 1947 (USA)
A woman's husband has disappeared on an expedition into the jungle. She hires a guide to take her into the jungle to find him. However, they discover that he has been captured by a savage female tribe.


Edward Finney (as Edward F. Finney)


Roger Merton (original story and screenplay)


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Complete credited cast:
Robert Lowery ... Gary Lambert
Patricia Morison ... Jean Preston
J. Edward Bromberg ... Gabby
John Miljan ... Narrator / Col. Jones
Amira Moustafa Amira Moustafa ... Zita - the Amazon Queen
Keith Richards ... Wayne Monroe
Bruce Edwards ... Greg Jones
Wilson Benge Wilson Benge ... Professor
Jack George Jack George ... Commissioner
Cay Forester ... Sugi
Vida Aldana Vida Aldana ... Tondra
Hassan Khayyam Hassan Khayyam ... Moya (as Hassam Kayyam)


Jean Preston leads a party to India to investigate the disappearance of her fiance, Greg Jones, but someone manages to thwart their efforts through lies and murder. They pursue the trail to Africa where guide Gary Lambert and his comic cook Gabby guide them into unknown territory. Greg is found living with Zita, a jealous and beautiful Amazon queen. The mysterious deaths continue as Lambert tries to discover who has been dealing in contraband ivory. When he solves that mystery, he also uncovers the identity of the mysterious murderer. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1028@aol.com)

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Release Date:

15 January 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Final film of Amira Moustafa, who plays the titular Queen of the Amazons. See more »


Akbar is a municipality in the Phillipines, or a place in the Great Cocos Island, Australia, not India. See more »


Native Chief: Plenty big job to get 40 boy for you. They scared of voodoo.
Wayne Monroe: Voodoo? I thought you were all over that business, Tonga.
Native Chief: Tonga no 'fraid for voodoo. But boy plenty 'fraid.
Wayne Monroe: What's the voodoo this time? Just what are they afraid of?
Native Chief: White woman.
Wayne Monroe: Well, I can't say as I blame 'em.
Native Chief: Pretty white woman, but bad. She is queen of the she-devils. Very pretty, but good native is 'fraid from her. White goddess!
Narrator: Well, bless my soul! A white goddess in the jungle?
Wayne Monroe: White goddess, huh? She-devils. Hmm!
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Edited into Dark Jungle Theater: Queen of the Amazon (2015) See more »

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Don't judge too harshly - it's not entirely bad
31 December 2004 | by hung_fao_tweezeSee all my reviews

Heck! It was different time altogether. What made for excitement in 1947 is merely amusing, boring, or fascinating depending on your attitude towards films and movies.

I watched it. I enjoyed it despite the amazing plot holes. The first thing you will note that the movie takes place mostly in Africa even though the Amazon is in South America. Oh, but this is about a strange white women's tribe living the jungle so they must be Amazons. Oh, and the white women's tribe is mysterious in its nature even though the origin is very well known and no-one ever decided to go rescue the survivors of the shipwreck. I can't figure it out so it is best not to try.

Stock footage runs amok. It doesn't always match or even come close in the continuity of details department or even in film granularity. One hilarious example occurs when the lead actress looks through a telescope at the wildlife and notes how they are all in a hurry. Then we are treated to stock footage of a herd of gazelles jumping away - in slow-mo. Ha ha! We must have been shown footage of 5 or 6 different tribes of people which were lumped together in this film to represent one tribe. We even were privy to stock footage of trees which are not native to Africa - but there they are growing on the landscape. It's pretty awkward but no-one probably noticed in 1947. That wasn't the point back, I suppose. This movie is here to entertain or fill time. It does both.

The acting is surprisingly competent enough by most although there seemed to be an abundance of inappropriate smiling, especially by the lead actress who gets a good share of close-ups. Yeah, she's pretty. But for a woman who has lost her fiancé to the jungle she just doesn't seem very upset. She is simply determined to go on with the safari even though her feelings for her fiancé are seriously challenged by another man in her party.

Meanwhile, her fiancé has fallen for the 'Amazon' queen but has decided to be a rat and not tell anyone. Apparently he thought no-one would care if he simply vanished along with the rest of his earlier safari party.

Meanwhile the Amazonians get the blame for all the mysterious deaths in the region. They are determined to remain secret and keep their territory safe from outsiders - except for the one lone male which the Queen keeps for herself. Considering how awesome this tribe of white women must be since they can overwhelm a safari without much problem - you never see more than 3 of the white women tribe. In fact, they put up no defense whatsoever during the eventual incursions into their camp by the antagonists - except for a well-timed blowgun incident.

Meanwhile the Queen says she will kill to keep her man but we can still be friends. Huh?? Others have noted and I will reinforce - this is not a movie to get all serious about. These are the movies I saw when I was young and it is really quite lame - but still it has a charm. It tries to be fun and succeeds a few times.

The ending moans and groans. But at least it's happy and doesn't set you up for a sequel.

Rainy day fodder when you are not so critical. Bring a pillow.

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