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There are a number of things in "The Tiger-Woman" movie serial that
just don't seem to ring true. In fact, they're kind of
funny. Here is a list of things I find peculiar about this movie
serial. If you've already seen this movie serial, see how many
things you picked up on right away.
She's called the "Tiger-Woman", but how come she doesn't have on
tiger-skin? She wears leopard skin.
She has on a lot of clothes for being in a sweltering jungle. Of
course we know this is because of the strict standards people had for
women's clothing back then. She does have a nice slip in her
leopard skirt, though.
How come she's called the "Tiger-Woman" anyway? As far as we
know, the setting of this serial is in South America, where there are
no tigers. She has no pet tiger and no explanation is given for
the choosing of her name.
She has absolutely no association with any animal in this serial other
than the occasional horse she rides.
It's true there are Indians in South America, but these Indians look
more like Native-American Indians of the 1800s. This story is set
in present-day (then 1944).
We usually think of stories of jungle heroes like Tarzan and Sheena
being set in the jungles of Africa with black people. It's
interesting that this serial was not set in Africa. Perhaps the
studio did not think that black people were demographically
desirable. It's a shame if executives did think this way about
it, but historically things like this did
happen in casting. I did think it was kind of goofy at first that
the Tiger-Woman had the Indian followers that she did. On the
other hand, it is kind of
refreshing to see something different from the usual Tarzan-like jungle
All these people and all this activity and no one builds up a
sweat. I'm afraid in real life Dagget's white suit would have
been sweat-soaked yellow.
fire, one extinguisher:
At the beginning of Chapter Seven, Allen Saunders puts out a great, big
oil-fire inside a cave with just one fire extinguisher...and it goes