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Untamed (1955)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 1 March 1955 (USA)
In 1847, the Irish potato famine forces Katie O'Neill and her husband to emigrate to a troubled South Africa where Katie runs into an old flame.

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Cast

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Paul Van Riebeck
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Katie O'Neill Kildare
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Kurt Hout
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Shawn Kildare
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Aggie
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Julia
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Maria DeGroot
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Lt. Christian
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Squire O'Neill
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When the great potato famine hits Ireland, the diaspora begins as thousands emigrate. Among those leaving the Emerald Isle is Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa and make their way there. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience. To complicate matters, Katie meets up with the love of her life, Paul van Riebeck. Will there be betrayal on the veldt? Written by Alfred Jingle

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THIS IS AFRICA in CINEMASCOPE (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »


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Release Date:

1 March 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Katie Called Katje  »

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Budget:

$3,560,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints)| (Western Electric Recording) (optical prints)

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(DeLuxe)|

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Film banned in India for presenting 'disparaging' impressions of life in Africa. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie as Kurt is killed by the spear, blood appears on his shirt as soon as the spear hits the shirt. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Fiercest Heart (1961) See more »

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Scarlett O'Hara crosses the veldt: big, enjoyable hokum
27 November 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Everyone works hard to make this grand-scaled hokum as enjoyable as possible. As a redheaded Irish spitfire, Susan Hayward finally gets her chance to play Scarlett O'Hara, but packs all her chiffons and crinolines [with matching shoes and stockings] in a covered wagon and sets off to cross the veldt with wise Agnes Moorehead and a cast of thousands [well, hundreds]. She's chasing Tyrone Power across South Africa, although he's something of a stiff, but she also loves hearty Richard Egan. The script stuffs in everything from a fancy dress ball to an emergency amputation. Henry King directs it all with some intensity, especially a harrowing and spectacular Zulu attack, and uses the wide screen well to capture the spaciousness of the land. Should be seen on the big screen at least in letterbox].


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