Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Eve (1968)

Directors: Robert Lynn & Jeremy Summers

Starring: Celeste Yarnall, Robert Walker Jr., Herbert Lom, Christopher Lee, Fred Clark

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The Original Flower Child

Plot: Adventurer and treasure hunter Mike Yates is hoping to find a cache of Incan treasure lost in the Amazon jungle. While looking for his missing partner, he stumbles across a beautiful jungle girl named Eve. Later on, he comes across Eve's grandfather, who is being swindled by a man and a young woman who is pretending to be his granddaughter Eve. Will Yates be able to expose the swindle, beat the swindlers to the lost treasure (with the help of the real Eve), and reunite Eve with her grandfather before the final credits role?

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again? Nah.

#55 on Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

I'd say whoever can get Herbert Lom, Christopher Lee and Fred Clark in the same low budget picture deserves a round of applause because those three actors elevate this beyond it's monetary limitations, especially Lom. Who's Fred Clark? You know, this guy...

And here's Lom sportin' a stache!

Sadly, Clark died the year this picture was made. Without these guys there's not an awful lot to look forward to. The other actors do fine although the lead, Robert Walker Jr, didn't fare as well but then that wouldn't be an easy thing to do in such acting company. If they had someone that didn't look so goofy and out of place it wouldn't have been so bad.

Yarnall as the titular character was exactly what you'd think in a picture like this. I know this is just a silly movie and all but they could at least have found someone that, if you squinted long and hard, you'd kind of see how somebody might think she grew up in the jungle.

The movie as a whole is your average pulp jungle adventure that doesn't offer much outside of having Lom, Lee & Clark. You could do far worse with your spare 95 minutes.

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