Friday, December 16, 2016

The Naked Prey (1965)

Paramount Pictures
Directed by Cornel Wilde
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

African safari guide Cornel Wilde advises his client not to ignore a demand for gifts from a local tribe. When he does, they end up being captured, tortured and put to death. Wilde is given a chance to live by being let loose naked and unarmed and given a head start. Through a combination of luck, cunning and athleticism, he survives in the unforgiving wilderness while being relentlessly pursued by the tribes best men. Marred somewhat by graphic hunting and fighting scenes of African animals and a pat ending, still a minor classic featuring minimal dialogue and a fantastic soundtrack of African tribal drums and chanting.

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