Ricardo Montalban stars as young scientist Federico Vascon, who’s on a mission to locate a stock of plants needed to produce precious cortisone in this subtitled Spanish-language adventure set in the thick of Mexico’s Veracruz jungle.
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Almost two films: Ricardo Montalban tries to survive in the jungle; Ricardo Montalban tries to survive the lust of a young woman's budding sexuality. He barely makes it out alive each time. Both romantic leads exude a rare, palpable physicality that makes up for some narrative inconsistencies.