Up until the late 1950s, Hollywood publicity departments often created bizarre, off-the-wall, and sensational taglines that were meant to provoke the curiosity of potential viewers. The varied backgrounds of the writers and promoters of films included journalism and performance art in Wild West shows and circuses, which was reflected in the style of the promotional material.
Originally titled A Tale of Five Cities (1951), this British film was released in the United States as A Tale of Five Women. In the film, a British war veteran suffers from amnesia and seeks to regain his memory by searching for past girlfriends in Rome, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, and London. The film features Marcello Mastroianni (1924–1996) and Gina Lollobrigida (1927–) in supporting roles.
During World War II, American bomber pilot Steve Holloway (Mikel Conrad, 1919–1982) is rescued after drifting at sea aboard a raft. After being administered truth serum, he tells the doctor how he and the three survivors of his plane crash washed up on an island that are inhabited by dinosaurs; a tribe of beautiful, primitive cavewomen; and a group of savage cavemen who are bent on abducting the women for breeding purposes.
An American endocrinologist (Phillip Terry, 1909–1993) and his aging wife (Colleen Gray, 1992–) travel to Africa to seek a potion that can reverse the aging process. The potion requires the addition of a male hormone, which can only be obtained by killing and extracting the pineal glands of unsuspecting young males.