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The Naked Prey (1965)

During the 1800s, a safari guide, two elephant hunters and their crew run into trouble with the natives in the South African veld when they refuse to offer gifts to the tribesmen.

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Cast

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Man
Gert van den Bergh ...
2nd Man (as Gert van der Berg)
Ken Gampu ...
Patrick Mynhardt ...
Safari Overseer / Slave Dealer / Irish Soldier
Bella Randles ...
Morrison Gampu ...
Sandy Nkomo ...
Eric Mcanyana ...
Warrior
John Marcus ...
Richard Mashiya ...
Warrior
Franklyn Mdhluli ...
Warrior
Fusi Zazayokwe ...
Warrior
Joe Dlamini ...
Warrior
Jose Sithole ...
Warrior
Horace Gilman ...
Warrior
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Storyline

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


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Release Date:

12 December 1966 (South Africa)  »

Also Known As:

The African Adventure  »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)| (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Moments prior to Cornel Wilde's character finding water, a vehicle can clearly be seen driving behind some trees in the background. See more »

Goofs

Before being attacked (when Wilde and Gert van den Bergh are talking and eating), Van den Bergh holds his mug with the left hand all the time along the talking; but in the close up scene, he holds the mug with the right one. See more »

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Referenced in Where's Poppa? (1970) See more »

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The Naked Prey
Sung by The Principal Warriors
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Simple Story.....And It Works
4 November 2006 | by 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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