Director: Howard Hawks Cast: John Wayne, Hardy Kruger, Elsa Martinelli
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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, Gérard 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2017
UPC: 0032429281470
Original Release: 1962
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:37:00
Sales rank: 6,617

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Sean Mercer
Hardy Kruger Kurt Mueller
Elsa Martinelli Anna-Maria D'Alessandro (Dallas)
Gérard Blain Chips Chalmoy
Red Buttons Pockets
Bruce Cabot Vaughn
Michéle Girardon Brandy Delacourt
Eduard Franz Dr. Sanderson
Valentin de Vargas Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez
Sam Harris Man in the Store
Henry Scott Sikh Clerk
Jack Williams Masai Warrior
Jon Chevron Joseph
Queenie Leonard Nurse
Emmett E. Smith Bartender

Technical Credits
Howard Hawks Director,Producer
Carl Anderson Art Director
Frank Beetson Costumes/Costume Designer
Leigh Brackett Screenwriter
Joseph Brun Cinematographer
Hoagy Carmichael Songwriter
Claude E. Carpenter Set Decoration/Design
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Tom Connors Asst. Director
John P. Fulton Special Effects
Stuart Gilmore Editor
Russell Harlan Cinematographer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Helmick Associate Producer
Carey Loftin Stunts
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Johnny Mercer Songwriter
Richard Parker Special Effects
Hal Pereira Art Director
Russ Saunders Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hatari!
1. Chapter 1 [:10]
2. Chapter 2 [6:13]
3. Chapter 3 [:09]
4. Chapter 4 [2:55]
5. Chapter 5 [5:47]
6. Chapter 6 [2:05]
7. Chapter 7 [7:25]
8. Chapter 8 [7:10]
9. Chapter 9 [3:23]
10. Chapter 10 [4:26]
11. Chapter 11 [5:26]
12. Chapter 12 [7:40]
13. Chapter 13 [4:31]
14. Chapter 14 [2:48]
15. Chapter 15 [5:50]
16. Chapter 16 [1:39]
17. Chapter 17 [6:19]
18. Chapter 18 [2:33]
19. Chapter 19 [3:49]
20. Chapter 20 [2:19]
21. Chapter 21 [7:31]
22. Chapter 22 [3:05]
23. Chapter 23 [4:13]
24. Chapter 24 [3:52]
25. Chapter 25 [7:46]
26. Chapter 26 [1:59]
27. Chapter 27 [2:16]
28. Chapter 28 [7:31]
29. Chapter 29 [4:18]
30. Chapter 30 [3:09]
31. Chapter 31 [2:52]
32. Chapter 32 [5:08]
33. Chapter 33 [3:46]
34. Chapter 34 [3:45]
35. Chapter 35 [3:02]
36. Chapter 36 [4:28]
37. Chapter 37 [5:37]
38. Chapter 38 [:10]

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Hatari! 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the first movies I remember seeing. Its my Favorite John Wayne movie and iv'e seen most of them because my dad loves classics. Everthing is great in this movie the characters settings everything!!
alisonwonderland212 More than 1 year ago
Yes, it's long. And when I ask anyone in my family to watch it with me, I get groans of "I don't have enough time for that!" But if you have 3 hours to spare, it really is a wonderful movie! Lots of scenes really are not necessary, like a whole 5 minutes of ostriches chasing African men. But the scenes add so much charm to the movie! And how can you not be a John Wayne fan? He's an American movie icon! But him in Africa and he gets even better, believe it or not. Sure, there's a love story that has no real foundation and comes right out of the clear African sky, but again, it's charming!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I played the song, Baby Elephant Walk, in a summer band camp one year. I loved the song. One day, my mom came home with the movie. I loved it. I love most John Wayne movies. Except for the one where he kills the dog. Anyway, this movie is really funny. The female photographer just gets into fights with him. It just makes it more funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a John Wayne fan, I could share it with my 6 year old grandson and we watched the movie with great joy. The plains of Africa, the animals and the story line were entertaining. We loved the music and the humor. The only negative was the smoking which allowed us time to talk about the hazards of smoking. Overall it was a great film Thank you
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Hatari is a real delight for anyone who needs escape and a dose of adventure. John Wayne and cast provide smooth acting and fun situations. Its a great family movie with something for everyone. (and oh, those cute baby elephants!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite movies. It has everything you need from a movie in it. Where it was filmed was great, the way it was filmed is great. A wonderful movie.