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Rampage (1963)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 9 October 1963 (USA)
In colonial Malaysia, British big game-hunter Otto Abbot and American trapper Harry Stanton clash over the ethics of catching versus killing animals and over Abbot's mistress, Anna.


Phil Karlson


Robert I. Holt (screenplay), Marguerite Roberts (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Robert Mitchum ... Harry Stanton
Elsa Martinelli ... Anna
Jack Hawkins ... Otto Abbot
Sabu ... Talib
Cely Carillo Cely Carillo ... Chep
Émile Genest ... Schelling (as Emile Genest)
Stefan Schnabel ... Sakai Chief
David Cadiente David Cadiente ... Baka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sylva Koscina ... Stewardess


A German zoo hires two hunters to catch a rare breed of panther in Malaysia. The girlfriend of one of the hunters accompanies them on their hunt, which tenses the situation as the other hunter becomes attracted to her. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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SEE The deadliest duel in the jungle ever filmed between man and beast - The attack of the Krait, a snake that kills twice as quickly as the cobra! - the fabled half leopard, half tiger they called "The Enchantress"! - The native ambush that screamed its terror through a thousand miles of wilderness! - The woman who was the most dangerous game of all! See more »


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The Jaguar was called Raunchy. See more »


Referenced in The Human Jungle: Struggle for a Mind (1964) See more »


Lyrics by Mack David
Music by Elmer Bernstein
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A big game hunter against a trapper, both going for the same animal, and a love interest comes between the two.
26 June 2002 | by Mickey-2See all my reviews

"Rampage", made in 1963, starred Robert Mitchum, Elsa Martinelli, and Jack Hawkins. This film, set in the jungles of Malasia, had the two professionals, Hawkins an animal hunter, and Mitchum, a trapper, hired by a zoo in Germany to capture a rare species of jungle cat and bring the animal back alive for a major exhibition. Mitchum sees the chance to do as the zoo wishes, while Hawkins only desires the killing of the animal for the newest addition to his collection of kills and trophies. Adding to the mixture is Hawkins' mistress, played by Elsa Martinelli. She goes on the hunt as well, and finally decides to leave Hawkins, tiring of his desire to only kill.

The hunt in Malasia goes well, the animal is captured, but Hawkins' jealousy gives vent to revenge on the two, Mitchum and Martinelli. The film features a stirring music score by Elmer Bernstein, and the scenery in Malasia is breathtaking. Mitchum portrays cool as only he could, and Martinelli and Hawkins add a style to the film. Sadly, not on VHS or DVD yet.

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Release Date:

9 October 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jungle Rampage See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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