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Eve is a 1968 thriller film directed by Jeremy Summers and starring Robert Walker, Fred Clark, Herbert Lom, Christopher Lee and introducing Celeste Yarnall as Eve. When the director quit midway through filming, Spanish horror film director Jesus Franco was brought in to finish the job.[1] The film was a co-production between Britain, Spain, Liechtenstein and the United States, and location scenes were filmed in Brazil.[2] It was also released as Eva en la Selva, The Face of Eve (in the UK), Eve in the Jungle, or Diana, Daughter of the Wilderness.[3]

Eve
"Eve" (1968 film).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJeremy Summers
Produced byHarry Alan Towers
Screenplay byPeter Welbeck
StarringRobert Walker
Fred Clark
Herbert Lom
Christopher Lee
Celeste Yarnall
Music byMalcolm Lockyer
CinematographyManuel Merino
Edited byAlan Morrison
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK) Commonwealth United Corporation (US)
Release date
July 1968 (New Orleans) (USA) (premiere)
Running time
94 min.
CountrySpain / UK / Liechtenstein / USA
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

An explorer looking for a priceless missing Inca treasure in the Amazon jungle runs across a bikini clad and barefoot young woman named Eve,[4] who is worshipped as a goddess by jungle natives. Eve is also being pursued by a showman who wants her for his freak show; by the natives who now want to kill her for helping a white man; and by an explorer, Eve's grandfather, who wants to silence her.[5]

CastEdit

Song creditsEdit

Lyric by Hal Shaper
Sung by Jago Simms

End creditsEdit

Filmed on location
in Spain and Brazil
Copyright 1968 Udastex Films Limited

Critical receptionEdit

TV Guide called it a "very poorly done story of a Tarzaness" ;[5] while Dave Sindelar wrote in Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings, "it's a dull affair, especially during the long middle section where the hero returns to civilization, and any interest it does generate is more due to the presence of several familiar faces (Herbert Lom, Christopher Lee, Fred Clark) than anything that actually happens. One fun thing to do in the movie is to keep track of how many characters die as a result of their own monumental stupidity; I count at least three." [6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Harry Alan Towers".
  2. ^ "Eve (1968) - Notes - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
  3. ^ "The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the ... - Google Books".
  4. ^ "The Face of Eve". BFI.
  5. ^ a b "Eve". TV Guide.
  6. ^ Fantastic Movie Musings & Ramblings. "Fantastic Movie Musings & Ramblings - EVE (1968)". scifilm.org.

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