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The Macomber Affair (1947)

Approved | | Adventure | 17 September 1947 (France)
Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get ... See full summary »

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(story "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"), (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get on each others nerves. During the hunt Francis Macomber is shot by his wife. An accident or an attempt to get rid of Francis? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Peck...Bennett...Hemingway...only all three together could create this electric love story...with a vengeance! (oiginal poster) See more »

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This marked the first of two times in which Gregory Peck portrayed the protagonist of an Ernest Hemingway character in a high-profile film adaptation of the author's work. The other Hemingway film in which Peck starred was The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952). See more »

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When Margaret and Robert start out on their safari driving across the country, in close shots they are shown looking out the right side of their truck at wildlife, but the shots of the animals they are presumably viewing are taken out the left side of a moving vehicle. See more »

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Referenced in Remington Steele: Steele Spawning (1986) See more »

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Is this Love
16 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

I did not read the short story, so i can only go by what i saw and heard in the movie. It is possible I missed some dialogue along the way that would tell me how long this couple ( Bennett and Preston ) were on the safari, for Peck's character to fall in love with Bennett, who showed a side of contempt of her husband in front of him...now that really should turn a man on, right? The leads do well in their parts, but it was Bennett that surprised me...she was really a 'bitch' as they say. I couldn't see her in this role as her usual natural Blond, but since her transformation of the Hedy Lamarr look ( she dyed her hair black ) cause she was enamored of the Hedy face, as millions of others had at that time, her career got a boost. That said, and the ambiguous ending made an interesting hour and a half for me.


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