Jungle Heat (1957)

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Japanese fifth columnists create havoc in the industries and plantations of Pre-Pearl Harbor Hawaii, until an American doctor helps defeat them.


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3 August 2014 | bkoganbing
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The interesting subject of racism in Hawaii is badly treated in this film Jungle Heat. The setting is Hawaii right before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Glenn Langan has been sent for to manage a new plantation after the old overseer was murdered and he's got some definite ideas about how to manage the plantation. These natives are just lazy by nature and they need a good swift kick in the posterior region to get them to work.

All this is playing right into the hands of the avuncular James Westerfield who plays another plantation owner but is in league with the Japanese who want the native Hawaiians against the Americans. Dr. Lex Barker tries to tell Langan this is all a Japanese plot, but he's too thick to believe him. Besides Langan's wife Mari Blanchard is providing all the jungle heat that the male population is in.

This film is about 15 years too late. It might have been acceptable propaganda fare in 1942, but even the most xenophobic Americans weren't going to buy this in 1957. But Mari Blanchard sure is nice to look at.

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Release Date:

22 July 1957

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA

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