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Prehistoric Women (1950)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy | 1 November 1950 (USA)
A civilization of gorgeous cavewomen abduct men for mating purposes. One of their victims is Engor, who seems to be smarter than the rest of the men. He discovers fire, battles a monstrous ... See full summary »


Gregg G. Tallas (as Gregory G. Tallas)


Sam X. Abarbanel (original screenplay), Gregg G. Tallas (original screenplay) (as Gregory G. Tallas)

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Complete credited cast:
Laurette Luez ... Tigri
Allan Nixon Allan Nixon ... Engor
Joan Shawlee ... Lotee
Judy Landon Judy Landon ... Eras
Mara Lynn Mara Lynn ... Arva
Jo-Carroll Dennison ... Nika (as Jo Carroll Dennison)
Kerry Vaughn Kerry Vaughn ... Tulle
Tony Devlin Tony Devlin ... Ruig
James Summers James Summers ... Adh
Dennis Dengate Dennis Dengate ... Kama
Jeanne Sorel Jeanne Sorel ... Tana
Johann Petursson Johann Petursson ... Guadi (as Johann Peturrson)
John Frederick John Frederick ... Tribe Leader (as John Merrick)
Janet Scott Janet Scott ... Wise Old Lady
David Vaile David Vaile ... Narrator (voice)


A civilization of gorgeous cavewomen abduct men for mating purposes. One of their victims is Engor, who seems to be smarter than the rest of the men. He discovers fire, battles a monstrous giant and attempts to win the hand of the prehistoric queen. Written by Marty McKee <mailto:[email protected]>

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Release Date:

1 November 1950 (USA) See more »

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The Virgin Goddess See more »

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Production Co:

Alliance Productions See more »
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Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The Commentator: And Engor called it Firee, which was his word for Fire.
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The war between the sexes goes Paleolithic, in a relic from another age of pop culture
3 June 2006 | by lemon_magicSee all my reviews

"Prehistoric Women" was obviously never meant to be taken seriously. It certainly doesn't seem to take *itself* seriously, which helps me overlook its dated plot, "cutesy" narrative and crypto-exploitation themes. By this I mean that this is the kind of film that leers at its scantily clad female characters even as it supposedly celebrates their spunk and grit. It's as if Ed Wood decided to make a family film for Mom and Dad to enjoy along with the kids.

But I am OK with that.

Obvious care and effort went into the sets and the special effects, at least considering the "B movie" nature of the material. The women are cute and the men are personable and virile...although I found it curious that the "hero" of the movie had less muscle mass than a 14 year old girl; that the monster who attacks the clans at the climax of the film looks like a stop-motion rubber chicken with a pteranondon crest taped on; that the men didn't figure out the part where they picked up rocks and threw them back at the women, but managed to invent fire and cooking...etc. etc.If you are looking for logic, consistency or real 'weight' in your adventure story, you won't find it here.

This was probably a lot of fun for a date movie in the local Bijou when it was released in 1950. But it's hard to imagine anyone watching "Prehistoric Women" for anything other than camp or nostalgic value these days. Still a decent effort for what it was.

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