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The Naked Prey (1965)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller | 14 June 1966 (USA)
A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Gert van den Bergh ...
2nd Man (as Gert van der Berg)
Ken Gampu ...
Leader of the Warriors
Patrick Mynhardt ...
Safari Overseer / Slave Dealer / Irish Soldier
Bella Randles ...
Little Girl
Morrison Gampu ...
Tribe Leader
Sandy Nkomo ...
Eric Mcanyana ...
John Marcus ...
Richard Mashiya ...
Franklyn Mdhluli ...
Fusi Zazayokwe ...
Joe Dlamini ...
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A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari members in various creative and horrifying ways. The last surviving member is given "The Lion's Chance" by the tribal leader to be hunted down by a party of tribal warriors. Naked and weaponless he is set loose, the hunters hot on his heels, beginning a life-or-death hunt through wild Africa. Written by xlr8d1

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safari | tribe | lion | hunter | warrior | See All (68) »


Stripped, weaponless, alone and only ten desperate seconds ahead of the killers! See more »


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Release Date:

14 June 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The African Adventure  »

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$900,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In October 1808 fur trapper John Colter set out with another trapper, John Potts, on a trapping expedition. Foolishly, they returned to the Three Forks area in Montana, where they were able to amass almost a ton of furs. However, at Jefferson Fork they were attacked by Blackfoot Indians, who shot and killed Potts and took the furs. Colter was captured and given a chance to live. He was stripped naked and given a 30-second head start to run for his life. He outran all of the Indians except for one. When they were the only two left, Colter turned on his pursuer and in the ensuing fight took the Indian's spear and killed him with it. Colter ran for five miles across a rocky plain between the Jefferson and Madison Forks. Once he reached the Madison River, he dove under a mass of logs and beaver lodges and hid in an air pocket in the icy water until nightfall. He floated six miles downstream and climbed up a sheer cliff. He walked, still without any clothes, the 250 miles to Fort Raymond, where he arrived after 11 days. See more »


When Wilde is set loose to be hunted he is naked, yet in close ups you can see bikini briefs that he is wearing. See more »


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Simple Story.....And It Works
4 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Boy, this is about a simple an action story as you're going to find, but it works, and has its interesting moments. Almost the entire film is devoted to a safari guide/hunter being chased (for the kill) by members of a angry tribe. Those tribe members had been insulted by an obnoxious member of the safari group and this good-guy guide (Cornell Wilde) has to run for his life.

Along his escape for survival, we, the viewers, are treated almost to a National Geographic-type tour of the African jungle with many wild animals, crocodiles, poisonous insects, snakes and - the most species of them all: naked women!

The film looks dated here and there but it's now over 40 years old. There is not much English dialog in here, but it's not needed.

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