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The Macomber Affair (20-Apr-1947)

Director: Zoltán Korda

Writers: Frank Arnold; Seymour Bennett; Casey Robinson

From short story: The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway

Keywords: Action/Adventure

Big game hunter Robert Wilson is hired by wealthy Francis Macomber to take him and his wife Margaret on a hunting safari in East Africa; we know from the start that Francis returns deceased. Their trip is spoiled by nasty bickering largely instigated by Margaret. Exactly how did the man die, and was his death accidental or intentional? Faithful rendition of Hemingway's story, still holds up.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joan Bennett
27-Feb-1910 7-Dec-1990 Little Women
Reginald Denny
20-Nov-1891 16-Jun-1967 English actor and RC airplane popularizer
Gregory Peck
5-Apr-1916 12-Jun-2003 To Kill A Mockingbird
Robert Preston
8-Jun-1918 21-Mar-1987 The Music Man


Gregory Peck   ...   Robert Wilson
Joan Bennett   ...   Margaret Macomber
Robert Preston   ...   Francis Macomber
Reginald Denny   ...   Police Inspector
Jean Gillie   ...   Aimee
Carl Harbord   ...   Coroner
Earl Smith   ...   Kongoni
Frederick Worlock   ...   Clerk
Vernon Downing   ...   Logan (reporter)


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