February 28, 2011

Prehistoric Women (1950)

We covered a movie about prehistoric women last time, with the review of the Wild Women of Wongo, but today's movie is literally Prehistoric Women.

Synopsis: A tribe of all women, who escaped the men of their tribe for being cruel, goes around capturing men to have their way with them. When Engor's band of hunters is captured, only he escapes. He soon returns to rescue his comrades, but himself becomes the slave of the leader of the tribe. 

It must have been easy for the actors on this movie. Not a single word of dialogue is spoken by them. Well unless you count their name and grunts. Apparently cave men were like Pokemon and had to communicate by only saying their name. So we get most of "story" from a narrator who tells us everything that is happening or is said. It's kinda like the Creeping Terror, only this time it was done on purpose and not cause some idiot lost half the audio tracks.

I also find it odd that they wasted color on such a low ball movie. This was the early 50's and color film was still really expensive, and wasn't to used on just any movie. Maybe that's why this one turned out so cheap, they spent all their money on the film and hoped the novelty of being in color would be enough to ensure good box office.

Strangely enough this movie was actually remade by Hammer Studios in 1967. I haven't seen that version, but I'm guessing this one at least stuck in the mind of some people in that Hammer thought they could make money off a remake instead of just making their own original cave girl movie. So maybe color film was enough for people to remember it.

Prehistoric Women gets a 3 out of 5 on the Cheese-O-Meter.

Until next time, see you on the front line.


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