Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 2, 1956

Safari (Warwick; Columbia) had the interesting idea of shooting 30,000 feet of film in Kenya and then hiring a writer to think up a plot. What results is an African western with ferocious Mau Mau taking the place of rampaging Sioux and a biff-bang ending that has Victor Mature standing knee-deep in corpses just as the soldiers come charging to the rescue. Along the way are the usual scenes of trumpeting elephants, petulant rhinos, man-eating lions and fiendish crocodiles with an eye for a pretty girl—in this instance, Janet Leigh. In fact, most of...

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