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back at the lodge in Hatari (1962)

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Elsa Martinelli and John Wayne in a scene from Hatari (1962).

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John Wayne in an image often seen on posters for Hatari (1962)

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Michele Girardon, John Wayne and Hardy Kruger in Hatari (1962)

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John Wayne was 54 and did all his own stunts in Hatari (1962).  There was no practical reason for him to sit outside the cabin.  It just made it more exciting for the audience.

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Hardy Kruger and Gerard Blaine in a shooting contest in Hatari (1962)  reminiscent of Montgomery Clift and John Ireland in Red River (1948)

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John Wayne in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) Africa for Hatari (1962), his third of five films with Howard Hawks, and the only one not a western.

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capturing a wild animal for eventual transport to one of the world’s zoos in Hatari (1962).  It was the goal of the characters in the movie, and in real life, after the film was completed.

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John Wayne and Hardy Kruger in Hatari (1962).

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Elsa Martinelli does the Baby Elephant Walk in Hatari (1962)

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Cinematographer Russell Harlan, Elsa Martinelli and Howard Hawks behind the scenes of Hatari (1962) in Africa.

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Elsa Martinelli with, presumably, John Wayne’s daughter and Howard Hawks’ son behind the scenes of Hatari (1962) in Africa.

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Elsa Martinelli as wildlife photographer Dallas in a publicity still for Hatari (1962).

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foreign flyer for Hatari (1962)

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Hatari (1962) painting on the cover of Paramount Studios’ 1961 annual report.  It became a blockbuster smash for the studio.