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Safari (1940)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 14 June 1940 (USA)
Millionaire Baron de Courland and his fiancée Linda Stewart employ Jim Logan as a guide for their hunting trip in the jungle. Linda finds unplanned adventure in her sudden love for Jim, ... See full summary »


Edward H. Griffith


Delmer Daves (screenplay), Paul Hervey Fox (based on a story by)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Jim Logan
Madeleine Carroll ... Linda Stewart
Tullio Carminati ... Baron de Courtland
Lynne Overman ... Jock McPhail
Muriel Angelus ... Fay Thorne
Billy Gilbert ... Mondehare
Frederick Vogeding Frederick Vogeding ... Captain on Yacht
Thomas Louden Thomas Louden ... Doctor Phillips
Clinton Rosemond Clinton Rosemond ... Mike
Fred Godoy Fred Godoy ... Steward
Jack Carr Jack Carr ... Wemba (as Jack V. Carr)
Hans von Morhart Hans von Morhart ... Head Quartermaster
Darby Jones ... 'Admiral', a Native
Henry Rowland ... Steersman
George Melford ... Trader


Millionaire Baron de Courland and his fiancée Linda Stewart employ Jim Logan as a guide for their hunting trip in the jungle. Linda finds unplanned adventure in her sudden love for Jim, ultimately forsaking her future with the Baron for the joys of true love. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Her heart was ruled by the law of the jungle---and the jungle proved her wrong! (original poster) See more »


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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since. Its initial television broadcast took place in St. Louis Thursday 8 January 1959 on KMOX (Channel 4), followed by Omaha 21 April 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), by Asheville 24 April 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), by Milwaukee 14 October 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), by Minneapolis 18 October 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), by Toledo 1 November 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11), by Johnstown 20 November 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6) and by Phoenix 31 January 1960 on KVAR (Channel 12). See more »

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Madeleine Carroll Steams Up The Jungle With Doug Fairbanks Jr.
8 July 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is the best hunter in... well, whatever part of the African jungle that the Paramount backlot and the L.A. County Arboretum is supposed to be. He's called it quits. He can smell the War developing in Europe, and he wants to be part of it. Nonetheless, he agrees to one last trip with Count Tullio Carminati and his would-be Countess, Madeleine Carroll. Doug is very professional, but Carminati is high-handed, and Miss Carroll thinks she can use Doug to make Carminati jealous enough to marry her.

It's directed by Edward H. Griffith that somehow takes all the stereotypes of African natives at the time and humanizes them a bit. Fairbanks gives a good, straightforward performance that plays off the action movies he was making in this period, Rupert of Hentzau, and GUNGA DIN and THE CORSICAN BROTHERS. Miss Carroll is playing the serious gold-digger that her Hollywood career had type-cast her as, and Lynn Overman is present, sporting a Scottish accent as Fairbanks' mentor and plot-advancer. It's a well done movie, given the sort of budget that Paramount could spend on a programmer, if not one to advance anyone's career: a paycheck movie for Fairbanks amidst more interesting projects.

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Release Date:

14 June 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Safari, jungle mystérieuse See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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