Trader Horn


Trader Horn (1931)



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Trader Horn is the story of a young widow who encounters a tribe of hostile natives while exploring in Africa with a bunch of traders. Trader Horn is the first Hollywood film ever shot in Africa, as well as being one of the first talkies ever made. It was later re-made in 1973.


Harry Carey
as Aloysius 'Trader' Horn
Edwina Booth
as Nina Trent, the White Godess
Olive Golden
as Edith Trent
Mutia Omoolu
as Rencharo
Olive Carey
as Edith Trend
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Critic Reviews for Trader Horn

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Incomparably the best jungle picture made so far.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

A good-looking animal picture.

Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…
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This shrewdly fashioned jungle melodrama proved to be thoroughly exciting to the spectators last night and it seemed as though many of them were a bit nearer than they ever wanted to be to a big game hunt.

Mar 25, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An exciting film, very well photographed, but quite without any whole artistic conception.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The picture is a magnificent record of wild life in Central Africa, abounding in thrilling episodes and in scenic splendors.

Jan 18, 2013 | Full Review…

The first time Hollywood brought its cameras to the Dark Continent was for this adventure film that was probably more dangerous for the film crew than it was for the characters in the story.

Jan 31, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Trader Horn

Known for producing some of the best wildlife footage of its time, Trader Horn unfortunately decides to give us a story line as well. It's a white man defeats the jungle sort of inappropriate thing.

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