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But the difficult production aspects of Trader Horn continued to haunt some cast and crewmembers for several years, particularly Edwina Booth.She was plagued for years by rumors that she had contracted a fatal disease on location as a result of either the “malarial environment” or witchcraft.While out, they meet up with the feared missionary Edith Trent (Harry Carey’s wife, Olive), who has found that her long missing daughter might be in the hands of a distant, mysterious tribe.The two men set off along with their trusted gun bearer, Rencharo (Mutia Omoolu), to find the girl, only to find themselves unarmed and hunted through the wilds of Africa.Shot over seven months in four central African colonies, the movie required what has been described as the largest safari on record (some 35 travelers and almost 200 indigenous people, and 90 tons of equipment) and copious infusions of alcohol.One crew member was eaten by a crocodile and another trampled by a rhino.Much of Carey’s narration here makes it feel like a very much extended “Fitzpatrick Travel Talk”, which combined peppy quips with exotic locations. The film’s second half becomes a more standard adventure tale, though we still pause to talk about wildebeests and fight some unpleasant lions.

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Keep in mind, for a film that was actually filmed in Africa, the filmmakers kept this attitude and still managed to get cooperation from the tribes they filmed.Van Dyke was assigned to work with and wound up displacing the pioneering documentarian Robert Flaherty on the 1928 Tahiti-set adventure “White Shadows in the South Seas” (previously reissued by Warner Archive).He followed up with a second Tahitian romance, “The Pagan” (1929), a vehicle for Ramon Novarro, and then MGM’s most elaborate location-adventure to date, “Trader Horn” (1931).And there is a lot of just standing around talking too. They were told that “the world was demanding its pictures all-talking.” According to an April 1931 Photo article, M-G-M secretly sent a second unit to Tecate, Mexico, away from American laws that secured the ethical treatment of animals, to film scenes of animals fighting with each other, which they were unable to capture on film in Africa.In Mexico, lions were reportedly starved for several days in order to ensure immediate and particularly vicious attacks on hyenas, monkeys and deer.

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