The Macomber Affair (The Great White Hunter) (1947)

The Macomber Affair (The Great White Hunter)

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Courage and honor in the face of wicked love provides the basis of this African adventure that is adapted from Hemmingway's story "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." It begins when a wealthy jet setter, Robert Preston and his wife Joan Bennett embark upon a hunting safari with guide Gregory Peck. As they journey to the hunting grounds, Bennett becomes increasingly disgusted by her husband whom she sees as a spineless wimp and so begins making romantic overtures to the handsome, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
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Written By: Casey Robinson, Seymour Bennett, Frank Arnold
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as Robert Wilson

as Margaret Macomber

as Francis Macomber

as Capt. Smollet

as Coroner

as Kongoni

as Aimee

as Abdullah

as Bartender

as Reporter Logan

as Masai Warrior
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Critic Reviews for The Macomber Affair (The Great White Hunter)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 6, 2008
New York Times
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The melodrama has terrific measured performances by the three stars.

Full Review… | August 18, 2013
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Audience Reviews for The Macomber Affair (The Great White Hunter)

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Taking into account the shortcomings of the period: rear projection and non location filming this is a solid adventure film. Really a three person chamber piece the success or failure of the film rests on the performances of its leads and there it's on solid ground. Both Peck and Preston do good work but the standout is Joan Bennett. As a woman turned into a hard article by a bad marriage though subtle gestures and sly looks she gives the film a tough grounded center and she has rarely looked so beautiful. Not having read the book I'm not sure how closely it follows but the film does have a Hemingway feel.

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