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King of Africa (1968)

Caccia ai violenti (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 28 June 1969 (USA)
A British colonial policeman in Africa, circa 1900, pursues a band of escaped killers across territory so wild, it lies just "one step to hell."

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Giovanni Scolaro (as Nino Scolaro), Sandy Howard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ty Hardin ... Lt. King Edwards
Pier Angeli ... Ann Peterson (as Anna Maria Pierangeli)
Rossano Brazzi ... Dr. Hamilton
George Sanders ... Captain Walter Phillips
Helga Liné ... Deborah
Dale Cummings Dale Cummings ... Bartender
George Rigaud ... Anders (as Jorge Rigaud)
Julio Peña
Charles Fawcett Charles Fawcett
Luciano Pigozzi ... Kirby (as Alan Collins)
Pamela Tudor Pamela Tudor
Miguel del Castillo Miguel del Castillo ... Tachard (as Michael Castilla)
Antonio Mayans ... Mario
Fred Coplan Fred Coplan
Martha Villardi Martha Villardi
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A British colonial policeman in Africa, circa 1900, pursues a band of escaped killers across territory so wild, it lies just "one step to hell."

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Hide and seek and kill in the jungles of Africa!


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Country:

Italy | Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

King of Africa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Ty Hardin in colonial South African-set Western-like film
27 November 2004 | by django-1See all my reviews

Maybe I missed some quick reference in the dialogue, but I'm not exactly sure where or when this film is set, although I'd say in South Africa circa 1900 or so. With George Sanders and his British accent and Ty Hardin and his American accent, I'm not sure exactly what colonial authority these men represent, but I'm probably asking too many questions for a film of this type. Just go with the flow and enjoy... With that attitude in mind, I'd have to say this is a somewhat interesting western-structured film, but transferred to a South African setting. Substitute the indigenous black characters for American Indians, and the South African desert for Arizona; also, give the film a somewhat slower pace so we can soak up the locale and atmosphere; the end result is ONE STEP TO HELL. Both George Sanders and Rosanno Brazzi give the film some class, but both have a limited number of scenes. Pier Angeli adds some depth to the film, although Helga Line is not given much of a role. A veteran of both westerns and war films, Ty Hardin can make himself look convincing toting a gun in any setting, and his female fans can catch him with no shirt on in a few scenes (see my review of MAN OF THE CURSED VALLEY). The distinctive setting and particulars make this film somewhat interesting, but I wouldn't go to any great effort to find a copy. By the way, Ty Hardin's character introduces himself a few times as King Edwards, not King Ray.


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