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King of Africa (1968)
"Caccia ai violenti" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  28 June 1969 (USA)
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A British colonial policeman in Africa, circa 1900, pursues a band of escaped killers across territory so wild, it lies just "one step to hell."

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Lt. King Edwards
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Ann Peterson (as Anna Maria Pierangeli)
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Dr. Hamilton
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Captain Walter Phillips
Helga Liné ...
Deborah
Dale Cummings ...
Bartender
George Rigaud ...
Anders (as Jorge Rigaud)
Julio Peña
Charles Fawcett
Luciano Pigozzi ...
Kirby (as Alan Collins)
Pamela Tudor
Miguel del Castillo ...
Tachard (as Michael Castilla)
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Mario
Fred Coplan
Martha Villardi
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A British colonial policeman in Africa, circa 1900, pursues a band of escaped killers across territory so wild, it lies just "one step to hell."

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Hide and seek and kill in the jungles of Africa!

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Ty Hardin + hot African sun = bare chest
27 November 2002 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

The African locales add an exotic touch but this movie still plays like one of those standard westerns about the sheriff pursuing escaped convicts across hostile territory. Sometimes, of course, old plots can be redeemed by strong characterizations and sharp dialog, but no such assets are present here. What's more, the videotapes available in America appear to have been edited down in a clumsy fashion so that annoying gaps occur in the story-line.

However, fans of Ty Hardin -- or more particularly his chest -- will be rewarded by a number of "beefcake" scenes. In fact, Ty's first scene has him shirtless but wearing jodhpurs and knee-high black boots. Later, he's seen bathing in a lake. Then he's shown stripped to the waist while interrogating a prisoner, while recovering in bed from some injuries, and while making discreet love to an admiring female. It's almost as if his torso had been sprayed with some kind of cloth repellent!

Curiously, his shirt remains on in a sequence which shows him captured by the bad guys and imprisoned in a cage suspended from a tree branch. The bad guys pile firewood under the cage so they can burn him alive and one of them even vows to stick an apple in his mouth so that he'll die like a roasted pig. Hardin manages to escape, but a bare chest inside that cage -- all suntanned and sweaty -- would have added visual interest.

Pier Angeli, George Sanders, and Rossano Brazzi play supporting parts but have little impact. The setting appears to be about 1900 but nothing in the story seems especially tied to this period.


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