Africa--Texas Style!


1h 49m 1967

Film Details

Also Known As
Cowboy in Africa
Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
Miami, Florida, opening: 2 Jun 1967
Production Company
Vantors Films
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Kenya

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Howard Hayes, an English rancher in modern-day Kenya, believes that food can be provided for the starving Masai natives by the herding and domestication of wild game. To help prove his point, he imports two American cowboys, rodeo champion Jim Sinclair and his companion, John Henry, a Navajo Indian. Opposition to the plan comes from Karl Bekker, a cattle rancher who fears that disease from the wild animals may infect his prize cattle. Despite Bekker's interference, the efforts of the two cowboys prove successful; the wild animals quickly adapt to their confinement, and the prospect of breeding them in captivity becomes a reality. During his stay, Jim meets local doctor Hugo Copp, his attractive nurse Fay Carter, and Sampson, a native boy who dreams of going to school in the United States. On the eve of the cowboys' scheduled departure, Bekker opens the animals' pens and drives them into the wilderness. Jim sets out after them, but he is thrown from his horse and attacked by a charging rhinoceros. Sampson helps distract the beast until Jim can rope and tie it. Bekker makes a last attempt to frighten off the now-domesticated wild game, but he is arrested, and the animals return to their corrals. Jim decides to stay in Africa and marry Fay, and John Henry ends up driving the new school bus, with little Sampson as one of his passengers.

Film Details

Also Known As
Cowboy in Africa
Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
Miami, Florida, opening: 2 Jun 1967
Production Company
Vantors Films
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Kenya

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Kenya. Released in Great Britain in July 1967; running time: 105 min. The working title of this film is Cowboy in Africa.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 2, 1967

Released in United States Summer June 2, 1967