Urubu (1948)

Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Urubu was one of three documentary features released by United Artists in 1948. Bascially, the film is a record of a recent expedition into Brazil's Motto Grosso jungle. To add a bit of intrigue to the footage, a ficitional yarn concerning the search for a long-missing British explorer is grafted onto the continuity. Once the expedition has reached the Urubu tribe, they are obliged to rescue the explorer's pretty daughter. The ballyhoo boys made much of the fact that many of the native tribeswomen seen in Urubu were wearing next to nothing, a balm for adolescent National Geographic devotees everywhere. The film was produced and directed by former child actor George Breakston.



daughter, expedition, exploration, missing-person, rescue, search, survivor, wilderness