Cinema: Man Hunt

The Naked Prey spills more beauty, blood and savagery upon the screen than any African adventure drama since Trader Horn. Squeamish viewers will head for home in the first 20 minutes or so, when Producer-Director-Star Cornel Wilde swiftly dooms three last-century white hunters and a file of blacks, attacked and captured by a horde of warriors from a tribe they have insulted. One victim is basted with clay and turned over a spit, another is staked out as the victim of a cobra.

The only survivor is Wilde. In a primitive sporting gesture, the natives free the courageous white man without clothes,...

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