Hatari! is Swahili for "danger"--and also the word for action, adventure and broad comedy in this two-fisted Howard Hawks effort. John Wayne stars as the head of a daring Tanganyka-based group which captures wild animals on behalf of the world's zoos. Hardy Kruger, GTrard Blain and Red Buttons are members of Wayne's men-only contingent, all of ...Read MoreHatari! is Swahili for "danger"--and also the word for action, adventure and broad comedy in this two-fisted Howard Hawks effort. John Wayne stars as the head of a daring Tanganyka-based group which captures wild animals on behalf of the world's zoos. Hardy Kruger, GTrard Blain and Red Buttons are members of Wayne's men-only contingent, all of whom are reduced to jello when the curvaceous Elsa Martinelli enters the scene. In tried and true Howard Hawks fashion, Martinelli quickly becomes "one of the guys," though Wayne apparently can't say two words to her without sparking an argument. The second half of this amazingly long (159 minute) film concerns the care and maintenance of a baby elephant; the barely credible finale is devoted to a comic pachyderm stampede down an urban African street, ending literally at the foot of Martinelli's bed. The other scene worth mentioning involves comedy-relief Red Buttons' efforts to create a fireworks-powered animal trap. Not to be taken seriously for a minute, Hatari is attractively packaged and neatly tied up with a danceable-pranceable theme song by Henry Mancini. Hal Erickson, RoviRead Less
Acceptable-Used. Book condition is good or better unless otherwise noted. Paperbacks, especially mass market paperbacks, will have spine creasing and may have age toned pages and curled covers. Binding will be intact, no major splits unless otherwise noted. We do our best to describe each book accurately. Any discrepancy between what is described and what is pulled will be noted in an email. If you would like a detailed description beyond what has been provided, please ask.
Gérard Blain, Elsa Martinelli, Hardy Kruger, Red Buttons, John Wayne. 2013 Run time: 158. We sell NEW Factory Sealed product, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Fast Shipping! 100% Customer Satisfaction, over 30 years of Happy Customers. Fast, safe secure shipping in bubble wrap mailers so your order arrives in perfect condition.
Not one of Howard Hawks's best films, HATARI! is nonetheless one of his most likeable. It's an amiable, relaxed film, oddly devoid of crisis or conflict, not funny enough to be a comedy or dangerous enough to live up to its Swahili title, but for all that, compelling and enjoyable from start to finish, the work of a director enormously comfortable with his talent and his vision.
Jun 1, 2009
One of my all-time favorites!! I love the wide-open shots of the African plains. The wildlife is great! Love all the animals! The animal chase scenes are incredible. Catching the monkeys is one of the great moments in this film. Humor, adventure, action! A superb cast of actors! I have loved this movie since I was a kid and my family loves to watch it regularly!