More About Hatari!
John Wayne stars as Sean Mercer, a tough trapper who travels the world to capture animals and sell them to zoos. As he and his ragtag crew roam the plains of Africa searching for giraffes and zebras, they encounter Anna Maria "Dallas" D'Allesandro (Elsa Martinelli), a beautiful photographer who asks to travel with them. While the crew presses on, the excitement of the chase inevitably causes feelings of attraction to grow between gruff Mercer and pretty Dallas. Stunning wildlife photography colors this classic from legendary director Howard Hawks.
Main Cast & Crew
Howard Hawks - Director
Valentin De Vargas
Filmed on location in Tanganyika, East Africa. "Hatari" means "danger" in Swahili.
"...Russell Harlan's photography is so gorgeous that it got him an Oscar nomination for color work..." - 07/27/2001 USA Today, p.6E
"Hawks' wonderfully entertaining shaggy-dog story about game hunters in Africa." - 02/01/2004 Sight and Sound, p.68