LA DIOSA SALVAJE/THE SAVAGE GODDESS

1974

Cast: Eva Miller (Kilma/Laura), Paul Naschy (Johan), Maria Perschy (Isabel), Ricardo Merino, Luis Induni
Director:
Miguel Iglesias Bonns
Producer: Profilmes (Spain)
Screenplay: Jose Maria Elorrieta, Jose Luis Navarro
Photography: Jaume Deus
Music: Alberto Argudo
Running time: 83 min.
English title: KILMA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE
Italian title:
KILMA LA REGINA DELLA JUNGLA

Eastmancolor

Notes: Eva Miller was a circus performer before appearing in two "Kilma" films, this being the first. Her real name was Blanca Estrada and she would appear in several Naschy films, including EL FRANCOTIRADOR and EL CAMINANTE. Director Bonns was no stranger to the jungle milieu, having helmed the unofficial TARZAN AND THE JUNGLE MYSTERY two years earlier. Naschy himself was familiar with the sweat-inducing setting, as he appeared in another unofficial Tarzan film, TARZAN AND KING SOLOMON'S MINES, in 1973. Bonns would later direct Naschy in the eighth Waldemar Daninsky film, NIGHT OF THE HOWLING BEAST (LA MALDICION DE LA BESTIA). Interestingly, both the Daninsky film and the Kilma one share the element of an exploratory quest in the wilds of nature.