Cinema: Also Showing

White Witch Doctor (20th Century-Fox), based on the 1950 novel, pits Missionary Nurse Susan Hayward against African tarantulas, black-magic practitioners and warlike natives. Without any noticeable change from her recent performances as Jane Froman and Mrs. Andrew Jackson, Susan manages to remain gracious, composed and well-groomed as she triumphs over all obstacles to bring hygiene to the jungle. Robert Mitchum plays an intrepid hunter who gives her a helping hand, but the best acting in the film is done by an actor named Charles Gemora, who plays a gorilla.


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