The Macomber Affair (The Great White Hunter) 1947

The Macomber Affair

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Movie Info

Francis Macomber (Robert Preston) and his wife, Margaret (Joan Bennett), hire experienced hunter Robert Wilson (Gregory Peck) as their guide on a safari through Kenya. After embarking on the trip, Margaret becomes quickly and openly attracted to Robert. The safari guide refuses her advances, but the situation causes tension between husband and wife. When Margaret shoots Francis, it's up to a jury to decide whether she meant to kill her spouse or the stampeding buffalo behind him.

Cast & Crew

Gregory Peck
Robert Wilson
Joan Bennett
Margaret Macomber
Robert Preston
Francis Macomber
Reginald Denny
Police Inspector
Vernon Downing
Reporter Logan
Frank Arnold
Screenwriter
Seymour Bennett
Screenwriter
Casey Robinson
Screenwriter
Miklós Rózsa
Original Music
Karl Struss
Cinematographer
George Feld
Film Editor
Jack Wheeler
Film Editor
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Critic Reviews for The Macomber Affair (The Great White Hunter)

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Audience Reviews for The Macomber Affair (The Great White Hunter)

  • Nov 18, 2010
    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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