Synopsis: Sean Mercer (played by John Wayne) runs a business in East Africa. He and his team capture wild animals for zoos. It is dangerous work - on of his men almost dies after being gored by a rhino. He accepts a request from a photographer to join his business and capture their experiences but is very surprised, and bit inconvenienced, when the photographer turns out to be a woman. However, over time he grows fond of her. Meanwhile, plans to capture certain animals lead to all sorts of plans and adventures.
Director(s): Howard Hawks
Production: Howard Hawks
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
157 min

- Not good.

Did it have to be the Indian?

- What do you mean?

- We didn't arrange it.

You seem to take turns getting hurt.

I wish it was someone else.

You all have standard type blood

that's easy to match.

- The Indian has to be different.

- He needs a transfusion?

Plasma is not doing the job.

I need whole blood.

AB negative is not very easy to find.

I'll have to call on...

- What is that for?

- I was thinking...

...you were in a little too much of a hurry.

We are talking about blood type.


You mean, that is your blood type?

AB negative?

That's right.

Well, it seems the Indian's luck

hasn't run out.

- If you're willing...

- He is.

- I will?

- If you want that job.

I don't want anything from you,

including the job.

- You refuse to give him the blood?

- I didn't say that.

But I don't like to be told.

You are going to have to ask me now.

I ask you, please.

I'm sorry, Mademoiselle,

but he's going to have to ask me.

All right. I'm asking you.

This is the way you ask?

- Where do I go?

- In there. Tell the nurse...

- Wait. Tomorrow...

- He won't be going anywhere tomorrow.

When he's through with you,

we'll talk about that job.

I'll think about it. Mademoiselle...

Where did you say to go?

Second door on the left.

Tell the nurse to get you ready.

- Who's he?

- I don't know. I'm glad he's here.

Doc, how long before you can tell us

about the Indian?

Two or three hours. In the meantime,

would you do me a favour?

- Sure, Doc.

- Get out of here.

Leave me in peace. Go have a drink.

I think the Indian will be all right.

- We'll be at the Safari Bar. Coming?

- On the way.

Safari Bar. Yes, sir, they're here.

Hello, Doc. How's the Indian?

Did he have a tough time?

Everything OK? Nothing went wrong?

- He don't say anything.

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Leigh Brackett

Leigh Douglass Brackett (December 7, 1915 – March 18, 1978) was an American writer, particularly of science fiction, and has been referred to as the Queen of Space Opera. She was also a screenwriter, known for her work on such films as The Big Sleep (1946), Rio Bravo (1959), The Long Goodbye (1973) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980). She was the first woman shortlisted for the Hugo Award. more…

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