18 thoughts on “DRIVE-IN CLASSIC: 'JUNGLE HEAT' (1957) Lex BARKER, Mari BLANCHARD

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    Movies are not supposed to be total realism, if you want that watch the News.

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    This guy could be leader of the proud boys.Racist white man

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    So now it was Japanese fifth-columnists and no nationals. Fifth columnists need a surrounding of sympathizers in order to conceal themselves, otherwise and all loyal population would turn them in. I believe most of the nationals were loyal but most doesn't count where subversion is happening. It's the exceptions that screen the fifth-columnists and enable them. War means all bets and general ethics are off and you do what you have to do as you see it when it's your call and nobody else's.

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    Oh this is so goody-goody with magnified graciousness in the Japanese home, which changes nothing. I've been to Japan and in their homes and they're some of my favorite foreign people, in fact actually my favorite. They're fine people that were misled by the military regime that ruled everything; read the history and get the facts. I'm obviously not speaking out of negative prejudice, it's just that the facts of the Pearl Harbor attack, which I believe Roosevelt provoked, are the facts and that is what must be taken into account when the exigencies of sudden war arise. And yes, I know about the Japanese atrocities in the war that were mainly instigated by Tojo who was hanged for them.

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    In the 1950's there was a Readers' Digest article, 'I spied On Pearl Harbor For Japan' – words to that effect, by a Japanese national who spied on Pearl Harbor from surrounding hills and reported American naval ships harbored there. We hear a lot of bleeding hearts for the Japanese internment and I'm sure nearly all the Japanese-Americans in California were loyal American citizens (I know about the Japanese-American Nisei 442nd Army regiment that was the most decorated in the war), but it only takes a few to be effective spies. When you get bombed like Pearl Harbor it's the Americans' call on what to do about the Japanese nationals along the Pacific coast. Those internees were not treated like American prisoners in Japan who did slave labor and many died. Hawaii was ripe for Japanese subversion; the natives largely hated us for exploiting their islands and the Japanese probably could have captured the whole islands and held them with cadres of natives in trained military units. I was stationed in Hawaii in 1965 and many of the natives still resented if not hated us. It's tough about the internment that is treated like a war crime by anti-American apologists.

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    ..the fatso, and his bottle opener, wearing glasses…..didn't see that coming…..

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese infiltrators attempt to turn Hawaiian labourers against American plantation owners.

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    Indeed not really fascinating or it should be nature and Maric Blanchard is walking through the jungle as if she walks on the catwalk. All a little overdone and unreal. unfortunately.

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    Not the best of movies, simply a stepping stone for Lex to pay the bills, preparing him for his eventual screen magic part as Old Shatterhand in the German Winnetou series. Just like Charlton Heston was born to be Ben Hur after a string of stepping stones, Lex Barker was born to be Old Shatterhand.
    Both were blessed with amazing faces & physiques.

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    Why was the sugar plantation owner helping the Japanese? They would have shot him down like a dog once they conquered the Americans and took the island. Like they would have honorably rewarded him for being a traitor to his own people. Nonsense.

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    One to ten, I would give it a three. Tribes?? Not that I ever heard of. Heat? Not so, humidity yes. Only "heat" day that I ever experienced was downtown in Honolulu in August. Having read and studied Dec 7, closely it can be said that there were a lot of Japanese spies prior to that date. Especially in the Pearl Harbor area.

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    What the heck is she going to his cabin for. Out of sugar maybe. hahaha

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    Mari BLANCHARD was beautiful.

  • July 22, 2021 at 5:16 am
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    Script is straight from hell. Hitler's nazi all the way. Disgusting the things said about natives. While they are the devil in disguise. I'm out.

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