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The Macomber Affair (1947)

Approved | | Adventure | 29 August 1947 (Mexico)
Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get ... See full summary »

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Zoltan Korda

Writers:

Ernest Hemingway (story "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"), Seymour Bennett (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gregory Peck ... Robert Wilson
Joan Bennett ... Margaret 'Margo' Macomber
Robert Preston ... Francis Macomber
Reginald Denny ... Police Inspector
Jean Gillie ... Aimee
Carl Harbord Carl Harbord ... Coroner
Earl Smith Earl Smith ... Kongoni
Frederick Worlock ... Clerk
Vernon Downing Vernon Downing ... Reporter Logan
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Storyline

Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get on each others nerves. During the hunt Francis Macomber is shot by his wife. An accident or an attempt to get rid of Francis? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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safari | hunter | guide | africa | hunting | See All (27) »

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ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S Great African Adventure Story! See more »

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Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1947 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

United Artist's promotion for the film read: "Gregory Peck makes that Hemingway kind of love to Joan Bennett in The Macomber Affair! After the biggest game of all - a woman! On the hunt he took two things as they came - the charge of a snarling lion - the fury of a fear-crazed coward - the lips of a love-crazed woman - cruelty and yearning - of such things was their love made." See more »

Goofs

Preston was asked what gun did you bring and he said Holland and Holland. Holland and Holland is a make not a caliber. He should have been asked what type and caliber did you bring. See more »

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Referenced in Remington Steele: Steele Spawning (1986) See more »

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Is this Love
16 August 2013 | by bruno-32See all my reviews

I did not read the short story, so i can only go by what i saw and heard in the movie. It is possible I missed some dialogue along the way that would tell me how long this couple ( Bennett and Preston ) were on the safari, for Peck's character to fall in love with Bennett, who showed a side of contempt of her husband in front of him...now that really should turn a man on, right? The leads do well in their parts, but it was Bennett that surprised me...she was really a 'bitch' as they say. I couldn't see her in this role as her usual natural Blond, but since her transformation of the Hedy Lamarr look ( she dyed her hair black ) cause she was enamored of the Hedy face, as millions of others had at that time, her career got a boost. That said, and the ambiguous ending made an interesting hour and a half for me.


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