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The racial ides have not aged well.
Undeserved Best Picture nominee Trader Horn is groundbreaking in its cinematography as the first movie shot in Africa. It also has a couple of moving scenes and some fine adventurous elements. But the characters and acting are mediocre, the added plot is pretty bad and the whole movie is incredibly dated in its sexism and particularly blatant racism and xenophobia.
An early talkie, great for its time. Filmed in Africa.
Notable primarily as the first Hollywood film to be produced in Africa, director W.S. 'One-Take Woody' Van Dyke's "Trader Horn" (1931) does offer some impressive footage of the so-called 'Dark Continent'. But the racist pejoratives directed at the indigenous population and the unethical treatment of animals make this a difficult pill to swallow.
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.
this pic supplied so many other films from 'mogambo' to 'king solomon's mines' with stock footage filmed during the making of this pre-code early talkie
The primitive state of sound film and location shooting mar an otherwise solid jungle adventure. Despite the murky production values and dated melodrama, itâ(TM)s a lively story with some interesting semi-authentic footage of the wilds of Africa. Despite its flaws, an ambitious and influential classic.
The first drama filmed on location in Africa. Racist and very dated but my relative, Edwina Booth, shows up with flaring nostrils halfway through so I have to mention it!
Film quality was a bit low but overall an excellant example of Africa in the 1930's
Could have been a lot better.