Monday, December 5, 2011

The Pink Jungle (1968)

Director: Delbert Mann

Starring: James Garner, Eva Renzi, George Kennedy, Nigel Green, Michael Ansara, George Rose, Fabrizio Mioni, Vincent Beck, Val Avery

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Deep In The Jungle They Hunted The Diamonds... The Woman... And Each Other

Plot: A famous fashion photographer is trapped in a remote South American country with a beautiful model and together with some unscrupulous characters, become involved in the search for a lost diamond mine.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? Only if a good widescreen print surfaces.

James Garner is one of the most likable actors in show business. He often played the same personality but he was really, really great at it. There's nothing different about it in this picture. Renzi does the job of being the pretty girl but it's George Kennedy that steals the show. He's the best part of every single scene he's in. Just check out the above video and you'll see what I mean. He's wonderful and the only reason I would ever watch this again (but only if I come across a widescreen print). The adventure isn't that bad, Nigel Green does great as the heavy and there's a nice little surprise at the end. The film gets a little light in tone every once in a while so that it doesn't get to heavy and serious. It's a middle of the road adventure film that benefits from one hell of a performance from Kennedy as well as solid but average performances from everyone else.

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