Safari


1h 20m 1940

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Film Details

Release Date
Jun 14, 1940
Premiere Information
Providence, RI premiere: 6 Jun 1940
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Film Length
9 reels

Synopsis

The Baron de Courland, a millionaire on the hunt for big game, arrives in M'Pola, West Africa, aboard his luxurious yacht. He is accompanied by Linda Stewart, who is determined to ensnare the baron's money and position. That evening, Jim Logan, the white hunter who is to guide their expedition into the darkest interior of Africa, throws a party for his friend, Jock McPhail. The baron and his guests join the celebration, appropriating Jock's table. After ousting the baron from his table, Jim refuses to lead the expedition, proclaiming that he would rather join the war effort. Intrigued by Jim's defiance, Linda dares him to let a roll of the dice decide the issue, and when Jim loses, Linda joins the hunt, bent on using him to extract a proposal from the baron. At the jungle camp, Jim decides to fly over their route, and Linda insists upon joining him. When darkness sets in, the two are forced to remain together alone in the jungle all night. Insanely jealous, the baron shoots a leopard and sends an unarmed boy to finish the beast. When the boy is killed, Jim accuses the baron of murder. In response, the baron deliberately wounds a lion and orders Jim into the brush to make the kill. Sustaining a torn arm because of the baron's carelessness, Jim tells his men to break camp while he flies back to M'Pola alone. Left to fend for themselves, Linda discovers the baron's true nature. Upon reaching M'Pola, she rushes to Jim, who rebuffs her, announcing that he is flying to Europe. When Jim boards his plane, he finds Linda in the cockpit, and realizing that she really loves him, he flies away with her.

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Safari (1940) - Movie Poster
Here is the 3-Sheet movie poster for Paramount Pictures' Safari (1940), starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Madeleine Carroll.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 14, 1940
Premiere Information
Providence, RI premiere: 6 Jun 1940
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Film Length
9 reels

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Notes

According to pre-production news items in Hollywood Reporter, Paramount wanted to borrow Joseph Schildkraut and Kane Richmond from Fox to appear in this film. In the onscreen credits, the character played by actress Muriel Angelus is named "Fay Thorne," but in reviews she is listed as "Kay Thorne." The picture was filmed on location at Baldwin Lake and Sherwood Forest, CA. A news item in Hollywood Reporter adds that technical advisor Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge was a well-known illustrator.