'Leinengen vs the Ants' - basis for 'The Naked Jungle'

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'Leinengen vs the Ants' - basis for 'The Naked Jungle'

Postby Marie » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:57 pm

This short story was in my 8th grade reader in junior high.

PDF: http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/lvta.html

Imagine my surprise, some time later, when I tuned to a Charlton Heston move, "The Naked Jungle," on TV and discovered it was the same story (with added "love interest" Eleanor Parker). I don't know if the short story writer was given credit, but I'll find out tonight when the film appears on TCM.

Anyway, click the above link. It's a helluva yarn. :-)

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