The Macomber Affair

Synopsis: Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get on each others nerves. During the hunt Francis Macomber is shot by his wife. An accident or an attempt to get rid of Francis?
Genre: Adventure
Director(s): Zoltan Korda
Production: United Artists
89 min

The report

is for the records, Wilson,

So go into details.

If it'd make you

feel any better to talk,

I'll listen to you


Tell me all that happened...

Off the record, Wilson.

You know, off the record.

Off the record.


Mr. Macomber.

Yes, sir.

There he is.

You must be Wilson.

That's right.

Francis Macomber.

I'm a bit late.

Oh, that's all right.

I haven't been waiting long.

You know

what this is about...

Keen on doing

some hunting with you.


that's my business.

Care to have a drink

while we talk about it?

Sometimes helps.

Ah. What'll it be?

I'll have

a gimlet, mike.

Righto, Mr. Wilson.

Make that two.

Yes, sir.

Well, I hadn't realized

You fellows

are so hard to get ahold of.

Height of the season.

Our consul's

been very helpful.

Had to scour the town.

I thought he'd scraped bottom.

That's about

where he found me.

Do you need an advance,


I'll take money anytime.


Well, that'll do very nicely.

You've got it.

Well, see here,

I don't guarantee trophies.

I'm no witch doctor.

I'll give you

an honest hunt, though,

Find the game,

and back you up.

The rest is up to you.

Fair enough?

Fair enough.

Hey, there's one

I don't know.

What is it?

Oh, that's a kudu.

A greater kudu.


There's waterbuck,

Oryx, eland, sitatunga.

What does it feel like

to have one of those fellas

On the loose

in front of you?

Oh, different feelings,

different times.

No, come on. Tell me.

How does a man feel?

It's wiser

if he doesn't.

What does he do?

Then he stops breathing,

and he starts shooting.

Let's not talk rot.

How about your guns?

What did you bring?

I brought a Holland & Holland

from England.

That's all right.

What else?

Well, I thought I could buy

the rest of them here.

Oh, good idea.

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Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two non-fiction works. Three of his novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature. Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After high school, he reported for a few months for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian Front to enlist as an ambulance driver in World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home. His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms (1929). In 1921, he married Hadley Richardson, the first of what would be four wives. The couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent and fell under the influence of the modernist writers and artists of the 1920s "Lost Generation" expatriate community. His debut novel, The Sun Also Rises, was published in 1926. After his 1927 divorce from Richardson, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced after he returned from the Spanish Civil War, where he had been a journalist. He based For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) on his experience there. Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they separated after he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. He was present at the Normandy landings and the liberation of Paris. Shortly after the publication of The Old Man and the Sea (1952), Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in two successive plane crashes that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway maintained permanent residences in Key West, Florida (in the 1930s) and Cuba (in the 1940s and 1950s). In 1959, he bought a house in Ketchum, Idaho, where, in mid-1961 he shot himself in the head. more…

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