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Trader Horn (1973)

PG | | Adventure, Romance, War | June 1973 (USA)
During the First World War a Hunter and trader in Africa joins forces with a couple looking for a source of platinum try to survive while fleeing British soldiers, dealing with German slavers and troops, natives and cannibals.

Director:

Reza Badiyi

Writers:

Edward Harper, Ethelreda Lewis (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Taylor ... Trader Horn
Anne Heywood ... Nicole Mercer
Jean Sorel ... Emil DuMond
Don Knight ... Colonel Sinclair
Ed Bernard Ed Bernard ... Apague
Stack Pierce Stack Pierce ... Malugi
Erik Holland Erik Holland ... Lt. Medford
Robert Miller Driscoll ... Alfredo
Solomon Karriem Solomon Karriem ... Red Sun
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Orange Stripe
Willie Harris Willie Harris ... Blue Star
Caro Kenyatta Caro Kenyatta ... Umbopa
Oliver Givens Oliver Givens ... Dancer
Curt Lowens ... Schmidt
John Siegfried John Siegfried ... German Officer
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An African trader and big game guide is requested to escort some British troops and is threatened with arrest if he refuses. He runs off to hide out and joins a French trader and his women who are searching for the source of a native necklace made of platinum. On their trip they come across German troops who are enslaving natives and are chased by the British troops. They encounter hostile natives, leopards, and various groups of cheetahs and lions and endure a stampede, quicksand, crossing deserts and mountains. Horn is obviously interested in the Frenchman's women and saves her life a couple times and they eventually become involved. They continue on to the source of the platinum and an encounter with the Germans and finally the British troops. Lots of obvious inter-splicing of stock African wildlife footage with stage shots and sets. Written by PrairieKid

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Taglines:

In the tradition of "King Solomon's Mines" and "Mogambo." Now the greatest adventure of them all.

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Adventure | Romance | War

Certificate:

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The British troops follow the traders all across Africa without any apparent supplies and don't seem to suffer the same harsh conditions when they show up at the end of the Trail. See more »

Connections

Version of Trader Horn (1931) See more »

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The beginning of the end for Taylor
22 January 2017 | by BruceCorneilSee all my reviews

As it turned out, 1973 was destined to be a transitional year for Rod Taylor. Somewhat deceptively, it began on a comparatively high note in February when he opened in "The Train Robbers" , a lightweight but pleasant Western for Warner Bros. Co-starring opposite John Wayne and Ann-Margaret, it was Taylor's last hurrah as far as box office success was concerned. With his next release, the golden apple which he had been carrying on his journey through Movie Land for two decades suddenly turned into a lemon.

The trouble began in June when he bobbed up in Metro's "Trader Horn", an ill-considered remake of the 1931 Harry Carey picture. As the famed explorer of darkest Africa, Taylor had to lead a safari of day workers from Central Casting through an obstacle course of every conceivable B- movie cliché. There were rampaging natives, tangled vines, quick- sand and assorted wildlife - all of which materialized via a disconcerting gaggle of all-too-obvious stock footage and back projection. It looked liked the former life saver from Sydney had accidentally walked in front of a home movie screen while his brother-in-law was running a bad 1940s travel documentary. All that was missing was a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. It was the beginning of the end for Taylor as far as his big career was concerned


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aarresafari See more »

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