American Releasing Corporation released Female Jungle on June 16, 1956. Bruno VeSota directed the film which starred Lawrence Tierney, Jayne Mansfield, and John Carradine.
‘Female Jungle’ Movie Summary
When movie star, Monica Madison, gets out of her cab outside the Can Can Club, someone strangles her to death. The killer rips her diamond choker off her neck in the confrontation, and flees.
The police arrive, and Captain Kroger sits in a squad car while the coroner examines the body. Detective Sergeant Jack Stevens arrives to the scene—drunk—white girl wasted. Although he was off-duty and hanging out at the Can Can Club, Stevens doesn’t witness the murder. In fact, he can’t even place his own whereabouts for the past four hours of his life. Who knows; he could have killed Monica.
The club’s janitor, George bums a cigarette off Stevens in the alley, and reveals that he left the club a few hours earlier with an unnamed blonde woman.
Across the street lives sketchy artist, Alex Voe and his wife, Peggy; a waitress at the Can Can Club. Alex is one of the many bystanders at the scene of the crime, but he splits after finding out his wife left work early without his knowledge.Read the full summary
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