HATARI! (Theatrical Release USA 1962)

Ben Meyers’ Rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì 

Hatari!—one of John Wayne’s better works—features a great deal of African scenery and wildlife. It has a little romance thrown in at all the right places and has an interest factor of how wild animals were caught before using tranquilizing guns. Watch for Bruce Cabot and Red Buttons as well as lesser-known cast members that create a good team. Thank you to Director Howard Hawks for making a film worth watching. 

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A team of workers who legally supply animals to zoos and animal parks have a series of adventures and misadventures while capturing wild animals. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Howard Hawks for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Howard Hawks for making the film possible. Cast includes: John Wayne, Hardy Krger, Elsa Martinelli, Red Buttons, Gerard Blain, Bruce Cabot, Michèle Girardon, Valentin Devargas, Eduardo Franz, Queenie Leonard, Jon Chevron, Sam Harris, Cathy Lewis,

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. The movie earns its watch with its simple, but solid, story set in Africa. 

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