The tribesmen offer Wilde a chance to survive; stripping him naked and giving him a knife to defend himself, they set Wilde free in the jungle, in preparation of hunting him down like a lion. Big Sleep, The -- Movie The last surviving member is given "The Lion's Chance" by the tribal leader to be hunted down by a party of tribal warriors. There was no other option available. What a rare and glorious film. A great adventure film and a pet project for Cornel Wilde. The DVD we rented certainly did include all those torture scenes you refer to, so I guess we got lucky.
Screen: 'The Naked Prey':Cornel Wilde Is Chased Through the Jungles
Lush though it looks, with its glorious African vistas and rich vibrant colour, this is a movie keen to make a point about the brutality of mankind and the savagery of nature at its most basic. Exciting, thought provoking and hugely influential on every human pursuit movie that's came along since, The Naked Prey is little short of a masterpiece. See a different horoscope: Thomson Cinematography. Please fill out this field with valid email address.
Humphrey Bogart enters as Finally he topples over and the women all converge on his trussed up figure with pointed sticks and begin stabbing him repeatedly. He drops nimbly out of trees, creates decoys, builds forest fires and at one point gets advance warning when a native steps on a twig. They next encounter a party of blacks demanding gifts in return for crossing their territory. One by one, the pursuers fall; either killed by the guide, or taken out of the chase by wild animals.
I almost turned the movie off during the torture scenes, because everything in them seemed to be trying to emphasize the savagery, even to the point of suggesting the natives as quite literally bloodthirsty. Periodically some good use of the widescreen image, but the editing is inane. According to Wilde, "I bought it, changed the site to Africa and read Stanley's diary and some material by Livingstone. Cornel Wilde was a very talented auteur who presents us with a clear-eyed, intense and masterfully controlled vision of savagery and survival. They're here to hunt elephants, ostensibly for their ivory which cuts no ice here, matey , but the Hunter is shooting anything with large ears and a trunk whether it's sporting tusks or not, something Man is not too impressed by.