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Trader Horn (1931)

Passed | | Adventure, Romance | 23 May 1931 (USA)
Two white traders in the darkest Africa of the 1870s find a missionary's daughter, who was captured as a child by a savage tribe and now worshiped as a goddess.

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Cast

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Nina Trent - the White Goddess
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Mutia Omoolu ...
Rencharo - Horn's Gun Bearer
Olive Carey ...
Edith Trent (as Olive Golden)
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Edith Trent (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

A veteran white trader in the darkest Africa of the 1870s mentors a younger companion on the mysteries of the Dark Continent. After meeting a missionary, they go in search of Nina, her kidnapped daughter, who was abducted by natives when she was young and now reigns over the savage tribe, regarded by them as a goddess. When the two men are captured and slated for horrible death by her people, she rescues them, and the trio flees the pursuing tribesmen through savage country. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Adventure | Romance

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23 May 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Horn le trafiquant  »

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Budget:

$1,312,636 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 2009, Harry Carey Jr. went to Africa to film a documentary called "Trader Horn: The Journey Back", a making of of "Trader Horn". See more »

Quotes

Aloysius 'Trader' Horn: Aye, you needn't think there isn't beauty to be found in Africa - beauty and terror.
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Crazy Credits

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is indebted to the governmental officials of The Territory of Tanganyika, The Protectorate of Uganda, The Colony of Kenya, The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, The Belgian Congo, whose co-operation made this picture possible - and to White Hunters Maj. W.V.D. Dickinson, A.S. Waller, Esq., J.H. Barnes, Esq., H.R. Stanton, Esq., for their courageous services through 14,000 miles of African veldt and jungle. See more »


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Cannibal Carnival
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Music by Sol Levy
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A wonderful, exciting, evocative antique
1 June 1999 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio) – See all my reviews

The first full-length movie ever filmed on location, this African adventure features exceptional wildlife footage, and a nice acting job by Harry Carey. True, it's an antique -- but it's a wonderful, exciting, beautifully-photographed antique, with a wonderful use of the language.


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