7.4/10
4,159
76 user 49 critic

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.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Man
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 ...
Warrior
Eric Mcanyana ...
Warrior
John Marcus ...
Warrior
Richard Mashiya ...
Warrior
Franklyn Mdhluli ...
Warrior
Fusi Zazayokwe ...
Warrior
Joe Dlamini ...
Warrior
Jose Sithole ...
Warrior
Horace Gilman ...
Warrior
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

12 December 1966 (South Africa)  »

Also Known As:

The African Adventure  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Even though Cornel Wilde's character is simply credited as "Man", Gert Van den Bergh's character calls him "Larry" twice in the early scenes of the film See more »

Goofs

Just before taking a drink from his native canteen, The Man walks by two cactus plants, the variety of which is not native to Africa. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mad Men: Far Away Places (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Naked Prey
Sung by The Principal Warriors
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great tale of Survival and Evasion.
23 June 1999 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Not a lot of dialog in this one but it doesn't need it. Cornel Wilde is the manager of a charter safari to bag Elephants and encounters a group of local semi-friendly tribesmen who want a gift for their chief. Wilde says yes but his employer says no. The tribesmen a short while later cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war on the safari. Wilde is the sole survivor after the rampage and executions and because of his earlier good intentions to give a gift is allowed a head start into the jungle. After he reaches a designated point the chase is on. Superb character study of a man who must use all of his knowledge and resources to not only survive but evade.


14 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page