Mara of the Wilderness

Mara of the Wilderness is a 1965 adventure film directed by Frank McDonald, produced by former Disney animator Brice Mack with his studio Unicorn Films, and starring Adam West, Lori Saunders, and Theodore Marcuse.[1][2]

Mara of the Wilderness
Theatrical release poster
Directed byFrank McDonald
Produced byBrice Mack
Written byThomas W. Blackburn
Rod Scott
StarringAdam West
Linda Saunders
Theo Marcuse
Music byHarry Bluestone
CinematographyRobert Wyckoff
Edited byHarold Gordon
Unicorn Films
Distributed byAllied Artists
Release date
April 6, 1965
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States


In the contemporary areas of Alaska, Mara Wade (Lori Saunders) is a barefoot wild woman whose parents are killed in a Bear attack. Raised by wolves and wearing only a fur dress, she rescues and befriends an anthropologist named Ken Williams (Adam West) who is interested in teaching her what is in the world. But she is hunted as well by a ruthless carnival worker named Jarnagan (Theodore Marcuse) causing Ken to work to keep her safe.



  1. McCarty, Clifford (2000). Film Composers in America: A Filmography, 1911-1970. Oxford University Press. p. 456. ISBN 9780195114737. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. Aleiss, Angela (2005). Making the White Man's Indian: Native Americans and Hollywood Movies. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 170. ISBN 9780275983963. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. "Mara of the Wilderness poster". Retrieved February 5, 2014.
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