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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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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 ...
Jose Sithole ...
Horace Gilman ...
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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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Stripped, turned loose like a wild beast ... a manhunt of indescribable terror and screaming suspense! See more »


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$900,000 (estimated)
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In the commentary track on the DVD, film scholar Stephen Prince reveals that the warrior pursuers speak a Nguni dialect. Nguni is a group of Bantu languages common to southeast Africa. See more »

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After he first puts his clothing on by the thorn bushes you can clearly see a house in the background, on his left side by his arm. 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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