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Hatari! -- A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways?
Hatari! -- A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways ?

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Director:
Writers:
Leigh Brackett (screenplay)
Harry Kurnitz (story)
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Release Date:
19 June 1962 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Fun! Adventure! Romance! Thrills! For People Of All Ages! A Wonderful New World Of Entertainment! See more »
Plot:
A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
Red Buttons Dead at 87
 (From WENN. 14 July 2006)

User Reviews:
One of a Kind See more (76 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Sean Mercer

Hardy Krüger ... Kurt Muller (as Hardy Kruger)

Elsa Martinelli ... Anna Maria 'Dallas' D'Allesandro

Red Buttons ... Pockets
Gérard Blain ... Charles 'Chips' Maurey (as Gerard Blain)

Bruce Cabot ... Little Wolf aka The Indian
Michèle Girardon ... Brandy de la Court (as Michele Girardon)
Valentin de Vargas ... Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez

Eduard Franz ... Dr. Sanderson
Queenie Leonard ... Nurse (scenes deleted)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Chevron ... Joseph (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Man in Store (uncredited)
Cathy Lewis ... Radio Operator (voice) (uncredited)
Eric Rungren ... (uncredited)
Henry Scott ... Sikh Clerk (uncredited)
Emmett Smith ... Bartender (uncredited)
Jack Williams ... Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Hawks 
 
Writing credits
Leigh Brackett (screenplay)

Harry Kurnitz (story)

Produced by
Howard Hawks .... producer
Paul Helmick .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Harlan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Gilmore 
 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Claude E. Carpenter 
Sam Comer 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Production Management
Jim Henderling .... unit manager
Don Robb .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Connors Jr. .... assistant director (as Tom Connors)
Paul Helmick .... second unit director
Russell Saunders .... assistant director (as Russ Saunders)
William R. Poole .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Earl Olin .... property master
 
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound recordist (as John Carter)
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Bill Wistrom .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard Parker .... special mechanical effects
 
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Ted White .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph C. Brun .... associate photographer (as Joseph Brun)
Ron Drinkwater .... focus puller (uncredited)
Roger Montéran .... camera operator (uncredited)
Frank Stanley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Brian West .... camera operator (uncredited)
Jack Whitman .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Beetson Jr. .... wardrobe: men
 
Music Department
Sue Allen .... chorus (uncredited)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Perry Botkin Jr. .... chorus (uncredited)
Rolly Bundock .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: vibes (uncredited)
George 'Red' Callender .... musician: tuba (uncredited)
Pete Candoli .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Gene Cipriano .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Mahlon Clark .... musician: clarinet soloist (uncredited)
Peggy Clark .... chorus (uncredited)
Morty Corb .... musician: bass (uncredited)
John Drake .... chorus (uncredited)
Don Fagerquist .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion soloist (uncredited)
Ian Freebairn-Smith .... chorus (uncredited)
Benny Gill .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Milt Holland .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Ronnie Lang .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Shelly Manne .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Gene Merlino .... chorus (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone soloist (uncredited)
Ted Nash .... musician: alto saxophone (uncredited)
Sam Rice .... musician: tuba (uncredited)
Jimmy Rowles .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Al Schmitt .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
Jack Sheldon .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jack Sperling .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Jack Sperling .... musician: percussionist (uncredited)
John Williams .... musician: piano (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Willy de Beer .... technical advisor
Howard Hawks .... presenter
Edle Bakke .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Sieuwke Bisleti .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Jan Oelofse .... animal supervisor and handler (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
157 min
Country:
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S (cut) (1972) | Finland:K-12 (uncut) (1962) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | Norway:12 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:15 (2013) | Sweden:11 | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #19999) | West Germany:12 (f)
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Trivia:
Howard Hawks was inspired by the famous animal photographer Ylla, so he had Leigh Brackett add the character of Dallas. Hawks said, "We took that part of the story from a real character, a German girl. She was the best animal photographer in the world."See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Several of the animals (especially the rhino) make sounds that they don't make in the wild.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Sean Mercer:[over two-way radio] Kurt, can you hear me?
Kurt Muller:Go ahead, Sean.
Sean Mercer:At about eleven o'clock... right in the middle of that herd of wildebeest - see him?
Kurt Muller:Oh, that's a good one.
Sean Mercer:Let's go; start out easy.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Big Jake (1971)See more »
Soundtrack:
Just For TonightSee more »

FAQ

Chicago Opening Happened When?
"Hatari"---Was This Film Paramount's 50th Anniversary Picture?
Funny scene where pockets dumps dinner on Sean? Was that extemporaneous? Or in the script?
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51 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
One of a Kind, 10 September 2004
Author: glentom1 from United States

I am somewhat surprised at a few of the negative comments in this forum regarding the movie. Although I see 95% positive, the ones that dislike the movie because of the romance between Dallas and John are particularly distasteful.

They point out an age discrepancy, and call John "Grandpa Wayne", good grief! John Wayne was 59 yrs old at the making of this movie, and the actress that played Dallas was 27. In real life those kind of romances happen all the time, why would anyone be surprised when they happen in fiction?

The animal scenes are exquisite. I doubt there will ever be a movie like this made again. This is how animals get into the zoos, they just don't walk in there and say "sign me up!"

I like everything about this movie; it is a diversification for Wayne, who was already maybe the most diverse actor in Hollywood history. (consider The Conquerer vs. The Quiet man). It has love, comedy, drama, and animals!

Plus all the actors in the movie were given great character depth. I am sure many people have heard of the baby elephant walk, but did not know it came from this movie.

Its such a fun movie, I have to give it a 10, because there is no way to make it any better. What a great achievement of direction, producing, and animal filming!

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