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The Naked Prey
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The Naked Prey -- Cornel Wilde is Man, the great white hunter whose safari is wiped out by angry tribesmen. Impressed with his bravery, they give him a chance to save his life. He is stripped of clothes, weapons and given a head start. Then for four days he struggles to survive with the village's best lion killers in close pursuit. But can he keep a few seconds distance between himself and pursuers' spears?

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Release Date:
14 June 1966 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Stripped, turned loose like a wild beast ... a manhunt of indescribable terror and screaming suspense! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Great tale of Survival and Evasion. See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cornel Wilde ... 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

Directed by
Cornel Wilde 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Clint Johnston 
Don Peters 

Produced by
Sven Persson .... co-producer
Cornel Wilde .... producer
 
Original Music by
Edwin Astley (uncredited)
Andrew Tracey (uncredited)
Cornel Wilde (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
H.A.R. Thomson 
 
Film Editing by
Roger Cherrill 
 
Makeup Department
Trevor Crole-Rees .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Basil Keys .... production supervisor
John D. Merriman .... production manager (as John Merriman)
Dawie van Heerden .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Batt .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Edu Masuch .... construction manager
Andrew T. Motjuoadi .... painter: title backgrounds
 
Sound Department
Luke Broadley .... assistant sound recordist
James Chapman .... sound recordist
Len Shilton .... dubbing mixer
Les Wiggins .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Sturgess .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Freda Thompson .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Archie Ludski .... music editor
Andrew Tracey .... musical advisor
 
Other crew
Muirne Van Wyk .... continuity (as Muirne Mathieson)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
96 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Finland:(Banned) (1965-1975) | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (1966) | Norway:16 (1966) | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (1986) | UK:A (1965) (cut) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:18
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Trivia:
Cornel Wilde was careful to try to avoid harm to animals appearing in the film where possible. In the scene where the python and the monitor lizard battle, it became clear that the python was winning and the monitor was in danger. Wilde personally intervened to save the monitor lizard; the lizard bit him on the leg, refusing to let go. Crew members killed it and Wilde had to be evacuated to a hospital for treatment.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Damned River (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Naked PreySee more »

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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Great tale of Survival and Evasion., 23 June 1999
Author: yenlo from Auburn, Me

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.

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