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John Wayne and his ensemble cast cavort over the African landscape filling orders from zoos for wild animals. Bruce Cabot plays "the Indian", a womanizing sharpshooter who is gored by a rhino in the opening scenes of the film. This becomes a running theme through the movie; their bad luck in catching rhinos, and provides the climactic ending chase. While Bruce is in the hospital, Elsa Martinelli shows up as a woman photographer from a Swiss zoo, and John wants to send her packing. She strongarms the Duke into letting her stay by promising that her zoo will buy most of their animals this season if she's allowed to go along on the hunts and take photos. Hardy Kruger, Gerard Blain, Michelle Girardon and Valentin de Vargas round out the group. They traipse over the African landscape capturing animals; Elsa also has a running gag where she collects baby elephants as the movie goes along. In the end she's acquired three of them. (From

This movie was sponsored by Jeep which leads to almost all of the vehicles used by the characters being Jeeps.


All of these pictures are from a promotional brochure which was probably available at Jeep dealers or through the mail which promotes the movie as well as the ruggedness of the jeeps in it. The vehicles include CJ-5s, various FC's including some DRW's, and Willys pickups and wagons.

The FC connection, an excellent site dedicated to Jeep Forward Control vehicles, also has a page about FC's featured in the movie. To view the page click here.

The International Movie Car Database ( also has a page on the vehicles of Hatari, although only a few of the vehicles are featured. You can see the page here.

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