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a wild rhino in a publicity still for the 1967 rerelease of Hatari (1962).  It was frequently on a double bill with another hit from 1962, Hud with Paul Newman.

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There are always moments of  organic comedy in even the most dramatic Howard Hawks films.   Despite the age difference of John Wayne and Elsa Martinelli, the comedy helped make their relationship realistic.

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John Wayne and his son behind the scenes in a publicity still for Hatari (1962).  The film was another commercial blockbuster for Howard Hawks and John Wayne.  It was the eighth biggest grossing film of the year.

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Elsa Martinelli  as wildlife photographer Dallas in a publicity still for Hatari (1962).  Elsa passed away on Jul 8, 2017 at the age of 82.  She had 61 acting credits in her career, from 1953 in her Italian homeland, to a 2004 appearance on an Italian tv series.

 

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Cast members for Hatari (1962) signed on for a trip to Africa with only a sketch of a screenplay involving the capture of wild animals for release in worldwide zoos.  Howard Hawks originally wanted Clark Gable to star opposite John Wayne, but the studio budget would not allow for it, and Gable passed away before filming began.

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

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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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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).

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There is no practical reason for John Wayne to be seated outside the truck except that it is more dangerous and cinematic.

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Hatari is Howard Hawks' 42nd film. Hatari premiered Jun 19, 1962

Hatari is Howard Hawks’ 42nd film.
Hatari premiered Jun 19, 1962

 

 

 

 

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John Wayne was 53 years old when he did all his own stunt work in Hatari (1962).

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original lobby card

original lobby card

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original lobby card

original lobby card