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Safari (1956)

Approved | | Adventure | 20 June 1956 (USA)
During the Mau Mau Uprising in British Kenya in the 1950s, settler-hunter Ken Duffield is a hired guide for a lion hunting party but he also hopes to find the Mau Mau rebel who killed his family.

Director:

Terence Young

Writers:

Anthony Veiller (screenplay), Robert Buckner (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Mature ... Ken Duffield
Janet Leigh ... Linda Latham
John Justin ... Brian Sinden
Roland Culver ... Sir Vincent Brampton
Liam Redmond ... Roy Shaw
Earl Cameron ... Jeroge
Orlando Martins ... Jerusalem
Juma Juma ... Odongo
Lionel Ngakane Lionel Ngakane ... Makora
Harry Quashie Harry Quashie ... O'Keefe
Slim Harris Slim Harris ... Renegade
Cy Grant Cy Grant ... Chief Massai
John Wynn John Wynn ... Charley
Arthur Lovegrove Arthur Lovegrove ... Blake
Estelle Brody Estelle Brody ... Aunty May
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Storyline

Wealthy eccentric Sir Vincent Brampton and his fiancée Linda Latham hire Ken Duffield to lead them on a jungle hunt. Duffield is looking for the murderer of his son; he gets the killer and Linda. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

Murderous Mau-Mau! Maddened Beasts! Mighty Jungle Love!

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Morte Espreita na Floresta See more »

Filming Locations:

Kenya See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

One scene has cast with Sten sub-machine guns. See more »

Goofs

When Ken reaches down to pick up Linda after she goes down the river in the raft, his rifle sling slips down around his arm. When the scene cuts to him walking on shore, his rifle sling is back up around his shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Ken Duffield: He got away this time but I'll get that filthy scum if it's the last thing I ever do!
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Connections

Referenced in Play It Again, Sam (1972) See more »

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Fairly exciting but standard revenge drama.
10 February 2001 | by mreid1949See all my reviews

I saw this as a kid and remember the initial mau mau attack as very frightening. Mature was adequate in the part. He was never one of my favorite actors, but the more I see of his old movies today, the more I begin to appreciate his films. Would love to see "Safari" again, especially now that I know Terence Young directed it.


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