original German title LIANE: DIE WEISSE SKLAVIN
The White Slave]
Two Different Versions on One Extended Disc
FILM #1: LIANE THE WHITE SLAVE (1957)
Fully Uncut German Version with English Subtitles (77 minutes)
FILM #2: NATURE GIRL AND THE SLAVER (1957)
English American Version (68 minutes)
starring: Marion Michael · Adrian Hoven · Ric Battaglia · Friedrich
Joloff · Lei Ilima
originally introduced in the wildly successful LIANE
JUNGLE GODDESS, is once again played by Euro starlet Marion Michael.
She has returned to the African jungles and is living happily with the
Worgo tribe. But her family hires an agent to bring the heiress back to
Europe. Enroute, she is soon kidnapped by a ring of Middle Eastern slaver
Michael, promoted as the 'German Brigitte Bardot,' brought nudity
to the screen long before it was acceptable in mainstream cinema. Her
Liana films were made three years before Russ Meyer's Immoral
Mr Teas and Louis Malle's Les Amants [Lovers], the
two films considered groundbreaking for their nudity. Prior to 1960, while
the Hollywood Hayes Code of censorship was still in effect, some movies
skirted the 'nude issue' under the guise of pseudo-ethnographic pretensions.
For example, VIRGIN
SACRIFICE flew under the radar in 1958 when (Latino) Linda Cordova
was the first actress to show her breasts in a Hollywood financed film.
the Liana films, Miss Michael [born Marion Ilonka Michaela Delonge
in Germany] suffered serious injuries in an auto accident during the shoot
of Bomben auf Monte Carlo (Bombs on Monte Carlo). This took
her away from show business but she eventually returned to German television.
In 1975, an unsuccessful suicide attempt resulted in her right hand becoming
paralyzed. She married Freimut Patzner in 1983 and retired happily to
a farm in Uckermarck Germany. Marion Michael died from a heart attack,
October 2007 at age 66.
Girl films were a significant sub-genre in 1960/70;s European Cinema,
most notably Femi Benussi's TARZANA,
Eva Miller's KILMA,
Ruggero Deodato's GUNGALA,
Catherine Schell's LANA,
Edwige Fenech's SAMOA,
Mei Chen's LUANA,
Celeste Yarnall's EVE
and Gillian Hills' GOLDEN
GODDESS OF RIO BENE. There
is also a hardcore (XXX) jungle girl adventure called BLONDE
GODDESS with Susanna Britton.
different versions of German/Italian production:
Complete German film with English subtitles (77 min) + English version
under the title NATURE GIRL AND THE SLAVER in English
language (68 min);
fullscreen formats, extras include theatrical trailer.
DVD encoded for All Region NTSC World Format.
for Mature Audiences