Film #2 of the "Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #25 : A Survival film!
While the film is dated, filled with tons of stock footage of wildlife, amateurish execution it does succeed as a survival film!
Our protagonist a safari guide played by Cornel Wilde is captured by natives and while the rest of his party is slaughtered he is spared only to be stripped naked and released as the prey in a real life and death game of cat and mouse! Unfortunately he is the mouse!
The beginning of the chase is extremely intense as death is so close to the prey it's nipping at his heels! The rapid jungle drumbeats were an effective tool in increasing the intensity of the adrenaline pumping scenes!
Very little dialogue in the film seemed to work in the films favor! The struggle to survive is a universal struggle, no need for dialogue when the action onscreen speaks volumes!