Cinema: The New Pictures: Jan. 29, 1940

Green Hell (Universal) has nothing but its title in common with Author Julian Duguid's brutally vivid account of physical torments in the Bolivian jungles. The picture dramatizes the dangers run by a group of treasure seekers trapped in a fetid South American jungle between a tribe of head-hunting Indians and Joan Bennett.

"It's awe-inspiring," exclaims Gold Digger Douglas Fairbanks Jr. when they first sight an Inca ruin, "like the great ruins at Ankor." Undeniably awe-inspiring, the ruins look more like the trylon at the New York World's Fair with the top knocked off. Soon...

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