The Naked Prey (1966)

96 mins | Adventure | 1966

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HISTORY

Filmed in the Transvaal, including the Kruger National Park; Botswana; Mozambique; and Rhodesia. The film acknowledges the cooperation of the country of South Africa and the Trustees of the National Parks Board of South ... More Less

Filmed in the Transvaal, including the Kruger National Park; Botswana; Mozambique; and Rhodesia. The film acknowledges the cooperation of the country of South Africa and the Trustees of the National Parks Board of South Africa. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
1st & 2nd asst dir
PRODUCERS
Co-prod
WRITERS
Story & scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Ward supv
MUSIC
Mus adv
SOUND
Asst sd rec
Sd ed
Music ed
Dub mix
MAKEUP
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Prod mgr
Ch elec
Constr mgr
Title backgrounds
SOURCES
SONGS
"The Naked Prey," composer undetermined, sung by The Principal Warriors.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Boston opening: 23 Mar 1966
Copyright Claimant:
Theodora Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
31 December 1965
Copyright Number:
LP32305
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA
Color
Eastmancolor, print by Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
96
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the 19th century, a white hunter is preparing to lead a safari into the South African jungle. Through the rudeness of the hunter's employer, the natives are stirred to anger and revenge, and as a result, he and his party are attacked and brutally tortured to death by the tribesmen. The hunter's punishment is to be stripped of his clothing, weapons, and food and set free. Given a headstart, he is to compete in "The Chance of the Lion," an ancient game of survival in which he will be hunted by tribe members who have killed 10 lions. He wards off starvation by eating raw plants and snakes and stealing food; cornered, he uses his cunning to escape; when trapped, he saves his life by killing his foe. After days of fighting both the jungle and his pursuers, the man reaches sight of a mission fort. Although he is almost caught, his luck and courage carry him through, and he crawls to safety. As he does so, he looks back and sees the chief tribesman award him with a salute of ... +


In the 19th century, a white hunter is preparing to lead a safari into the South African jungle. Through the rudeness of the hunter's employer, the natives are stirred to anger and revenge, and as a result, he and his party are attacked and brutally tortured to death by the tribesmen. The hunter's punishment is to be stripped of his clothing, weapons, and food and set free. Given a headstart, he is to compete in "The Chance of the Lion," an ancient game of survival in which he will be hunted by tribe members who have killed 10 lions. He wards off starvation by eating raw plants and snakes and stealing food; cornered, he uses his cunning to escape; when trapped, he saves his life by killing his foe. After days of fighting both the jungle and his pursuers, the man reaches sight of a mission fort. Although he is almost caught, his luck and courage carry him through, and he crawls to safety. As he does so, he looks back and sees the chief tribesman award him with a salute of respect. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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