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The Naked Prey (1965)

During the 1800s, a safari guide, two elephant hunters and their crew run into trouble with the natives in the South African veld when they refuse to offer gifts to the tribesmen.

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Cornel Wilde
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cornel Wilde ... Man
Gert van den Bergh Gert van den Bergh ... 2nd Man (as Gert van der Berg)
Ken Gampu ... Leader of the Warriors
Patrick Mynhardt Patrick Mynhardt ... Safari Overseer / Slave Dealer / Irish Soldier
Bella Randles Bella Randles ... Little Girl
Morrison Gampu Morrison Gampu ... Tribe Leader
Sandy Nkomo Sandy Nkomo ... Warrior
Eric Mcanyana Eric Mcanyana ... Warrior
John Marcus John Marcus ... Warrior
Richard Mashiya Richard Mashiya ... Warrior
Franklyn Mdhluli Franklyn Mdhluli ... Warrior
Fusi Zazayokwe Fusi Zazayokwe ... Warrior
Joe Dlamini Joe Dlamini ... Warrior
Jose Sithole Jose Sithole ... Warrior
Horace Gilman Horace Gilman ... Warrior
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Storyline

A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari members in various creative and horrifying ways. The last surviving member is given "The Lion's Chance" by the tribal leader to be hunted down by a party of tribal warriors. Naked and weaponless he is set loose, the hunters hot on his heels, beginning a life-or-death hunt through wild Africa. Written by xlr8d1

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Stripped, weaponless, alone and only ten desperate seconds ahead of the killers! See more »


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Country:

South Africa | USA

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

12 December 1966 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

The African Adventure See more »

Filming Locations:

Botswana See more »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cornel Wilde said in interviews at the time that scene in which his character turns and is narrowly missed by a spear was an accident that could have been gruesomely real, but the scene worked and was kept. See more »

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As the sun sets on the first day after the natives kill the impala, you can see a telephone pole on the left side of the screen. See more »


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The Naked Prey
Sung by The Principal Warriors
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Simple Story.....And It Works
4 November 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Boy, this is about a simple an action story as you're going to find, but it works, and has its interesting moments. Almost the entire film is devoted to a safari guide/hunter being chased (for the kill) by members of a angry tribe. Those tribe members had been insulted by an obnoxious member of the safari group and this good-guy guide (Cornell Wilde) has to run for his life.

Along his escape for survival, we, the viewers, are treated almost to a National Geographic-type tour of the African jungle with many wild animals, crocodiles, poisonous insects, snakes and - the most species of them all: naked women!

The film looks dated here and there but it's now over 40 years old. There is not much English dialog in here, but it's not needed.


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