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Hardy Kruger as Kurt Muller in Tanzania filming Hatari (1962).  Hardy was so enamored of the experience, he bought vacation property in Africa and returned frequently.

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Red Buttons as Pockets seems to levitate in a publicity still with members of the Warusha tribe while filming Hatari (1962) in Tanzania, Africa.

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Elsa Martinelli enjoys the company of the Warusha tribe of Tanganyika, now Tanzania, in a publicity still for Hatari (1962).

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The cast of Hatari (1962) enjoying the company of the Warusha tribe of Tanzania, Africa.

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no stunt doubles or professional animal handlers were used on screen in Hatari (1962).

Mans Favorite Sport


Rock Hudson proved to be quite good at physical comedy as the fishing expert who never actually fished in Mans Favorite Sport (1964).

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Paula Prentiss as Abigail Page behind the scenes of Mans Favorite Sport (1964)before or after putting  Rock Hudson’s arm in a cast.

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Paula Prentiss poses for publicity on Man’s Favorite Sport (1964).  Paula was born in San Antonio, Texas and has 37 acting credits so far, from Where the Boys Are in 1960 through I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House in 2016, currently streaming on Netflix.

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behind the scenes of Mans Favorite Sport (1964), filmed almost entirely on the Universal back lot, except for the opening scene on the streets of San Francisco.

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Maria Perschy as Isolde Mueller, nicknamed Easy, in a publicity still for Mans Favorite Sport (1964).  Maria was born in Austria and had 74 acting credits in her career, from 1956 to 2000, and alternating between Hollywood and Europe.

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mans19Rock Hudson as Roger Willoughby in a publicity still for Mans Favorite Sport (1964).  Howard Hawks complimented Rock as a hard worker, and he does a swell job in a role clearly patterned after Cary Grant.

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Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss in a publicity still for Mans Favorite Sport (1964).   The original running time of the film was 145 minutes and preview audiences were very positive, but studio executives cut it to 120 minutes, still rather lengthy for a romantic comedy.  Howard Hawks was not pleased with the cut version.

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Rock Hudson and Maria Perschy recycle a gag from Bringing Up Baby (1938) in a publicity still for Mans Favorite Sport (1964).

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Rock Hudson arrives at Lake Wackapoogie with Norman Alden as John Screaming Eagle in Mans Favorite Sport (1964).  Norman was also in Hawks’ next movie, Red Line 7000.  Norman was born in Fort Worth, Texas and had 224 acting credits in his career from a 1956 tv episode to a 2006 tv movie.  He ended seven appearances as Coach Leroy Fedders on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976) by drowning in a bowl of chicken soup.

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Rock Hudson has to rely on his book on how to fish because he has no actual fishing experience in Mans Favorite Sport (1964).