Director(s)Cornel Wilde
Producer(s)Cornel Wilde
Top GenresAction, Adventure
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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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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.
In the commentary track on the DVD, film scholar Stephen Prince reveals that the warrior pursuers speak a Nguni dialect. Nguni is a group of Bantu languages common to southeast Africa.
Cornel Wilde was careful to try to avoid harm to animals appearing in the film where possible. In the scene where the python and the monitor lizard battle, it became clear that the python was winning and the monitor was in danger. Wilde personally intervened to save the monitor lizard and the lizard bit him on the leg, refusing to let go. Crewmembers killed the monitor and Wilde had to be evacuated to hospital for treatment.
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