Director(s)Cornel Wilde
Producer(s)Cornel Wilde
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The Naked Prey (1966) was a Adventure - Action Film directed by Cornel Wilde and produced by Cornel Wilde.

Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingClint Johnston, Don PetersNominated
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The Naked Prey (1965)

By Beatrice on Aug 19, 2018 From Flickers in Time

The Naked Prey Directed by Cornel Wilde Written by Clint Johnston and Don Peters 1965/USA Sven Persson Films/Theorora Productions First viewing/Netflix rental Almost dialogue-free movie is completely absorbing with gorgeous views of Africa and its wildlife. Director Wilde plays a character credited ... Read full article


The Naked Prey (1966)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 2, 2012 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

I remember Ginger from Asleep in New York raving about Cornel Wilde and dreaming about him in the buff. And in an episode of Mad Men, Don Draper is asked if he has seen The Naked Prey (1966). It's mentioned that Cornel Wilde is mostly naked in the film. Both of those nudity references got my interes... Read full article


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In October 1808 Colter set out to trap with another member of Lisa's company, John Potts. Foolishly, they returned to the Three Forks area, where they were able to amass almost a ton of fur. However, at Jefferson Fork they were attacked by Blackfeet who shot and killed Potts and took the furs. Colter was captured and given a chance to live. He was stripped naked and given 30 seconds' headstart to run for his life. Colter outran all of them except for one. When they were the only two left, Colter turned upon him and killed the man with his own spear. Colter ran for five miles across a rocky plain between the Jefferson and Madison Forks. Once he reached the Madison River, he dived under a mass of logs and beaver lodges and hid in an air pocket in the icy water until nightfall. He went six miles downstream and climbed up a sheer cliff. He walked, still without any clothes, the 250 miles to Fort Raymond, where he arrived after 11 days.
Cornel Wilde was ill through much of the filming but continued, noting that it seemed to add to his performance.
The Man asks the Little Girl if she speaks Swahili, Sesotha, or Zulu. She responds that she speaks Venda - a Bantu language common to northern South Africa and southern Zimbabwe.
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