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Female Jungle(1956)

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The film's working titles were Girl Murdered and Hangover. Female Jungle opens with "Monica Madison's" murder. Opening credits run over the scene of her body lying in the street. The end cast credits differ in order from the opening credits. Although the Variety review stated that there was no screenplay credit on the film shown at the preview, the print viewed credited writers Burt Kaiser and Bruno Ve Sota as indicated above. According to the Hollywood Reporter production chart, the film was shot in a widescreen process at Larchmont studio. However, there was no widescreen process credited on film, and no listing found for a motion picture studio with the name Larchmont.
       Female Jungle marked the first feature film produced by Burt Kaiser Productions, Inc., according to a November 23, 1954 Hollywood Reporter news item. A 1956 Daily Variety news item noted that since the film's production in 1954, actress Jayne Mansfield, who made her motion picture debut in the film, had gained recognition because of her role in the Broadway play Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?. Although two Warner Bros. films in which she appeared were released in 1955, prior to the release of Female Jungle, American Releasing Corp, which bought the distribution rights to Female Jungle, capitalized on her success by giving Mansfield featured billing, and adding the "and introducing" credit by her name in the opening credits.