The Jungle Child (1916)

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In this early jungle adventure, a young Spanish girl is orphaned in the Amazon jungle and later taken in by kindly natives. She grows up and becomes the consummate wild woman. One day a lost explorer happens upon her remote village. A rather unethical fellow and very curious as to her origins, he sneaks into her hut and begins rifling around. Much to his surprise, he learns that she is an heiress with an enormous fortune awaiting her return in the U.S. He successfully courts her, and after the wedding he takes her to New York. There, they immerse themselves in decadent living and find happiness until she learns his true motives for marrying her. Flying into a terrible rage, she rips off her fancy clothing and reemerges in full jungle garb. She then races to her loutish spouse and with her strong hands, sees that he never fools anyone again.

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deception, inheritance, Amazon, America, bragging, bride, child, con/scam, family, fortune [wealth], fortune-hunter, friendship, heir, jungle, killing, marriage, murder, native, orphan, room, scheme, Spain, tribe