Hatari Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Wayne, Red Buttons, Elsa Martinelli, Kurt Muller, Bruce Cabot, Gerard Blain, Michele Girardon, Valentin de Vargas

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John Wayne (Sean Mercer) heads a business in Africa which captures wild animals to sell to zoos. The business was run by his friend who was killed by a rhinocerus and is now owned by the friend's daughter, Brandy (Michele Girardon). At the start of the movie a rhinocerus gores another of the hunters, the Indian (Bruce Cabot), and they must hire a new person. A zoo in Switzerland has sent a photographer to cover the capture of the animals it needs, but the group is surprised and unhappy when the photographer turns out to be a woman who they nickname Dallas (Elsa Martinelli). A woman a on wild animal hunts is sure to be a problem.
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During the movie, the hunters chase and capture giraffes and other animals, Dallas adopts more than one baby elephant, Pockets (Red Buttons), a New York cab driver, devises a plan to capture hundreds of monkeys (a comic highlight), and the group must decide whether to again attempt to capture a rhino. A romance between Sean and Dallas begins repeatedly, but is always interrupted by a person or animal. The musical score by Henry Mancini is excellent.
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Script Analysis of Hatari

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   hunting for/by wild animal

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   bounty hunter Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Black Africa Prairie?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch    -   lots of descript of animal care

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   None

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