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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 ?

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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. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways ? Full summary » | Add 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:
Funny, gem of a Wayne movie set in beautiful Africa See more (71 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 .... 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)
 
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Runtime:
157 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
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:
Red Buttons, a liberal Democrat, later said that he greatly regretted his "gross misapprehension" line because he felt it was homophobic.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While riding on the front of a Jeep, Wayne is water-soaked when the vehicle runs through a stream; in all subsequent scenes, Wayne is dry.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 Summer in the City (1970)See more »
Soundtrack:
Soft TouchSee more »

FAQ

Chicago Opening Happened When?
"Hatari"---Was This Film Paramount's 50th Anniversary Picture?
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29 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Funny, gem of a Wayne movie set in beautiful Africa, 22 January 2005
Author: from United States

I have loved this film since I was a child, and have found even more things to enjoy about it since I've grown up! Now, my 4 year old daughter is in love with all the animals (and she thinks Pockets is so funny). In fact, we have to play it at least once a day! If you haven't seen this film, it is definitely worth your time. The scenery is beautiful as are the animals they capture. This performance of John Wayne is one of his funniest, and the supporting cast are just as great. You have no problem believing these people truly do this for a living, and Red Buttons will keep you laughing.

This has something for all ages: exotic animals and Red Buttons' antics for the kids; adventure and romance for the adults. Give this one a try, especially if you are looking for a good family film you all can enjoy!

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