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Trader Horn

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Trader Horn was the first film shot on location in Africa. It featured many authentic shots of African wildlife and a great deal of inauthentic plot. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1930.

Starring Harry Carey in the title role, Edwina Booth, Duncan Renaldo, Mutia Omoolu and Olive Carey, the movie tells of the fictional adventures of real-life trader and adventurer Alfred Aloysius "Trader" Horn, on safari in Africa.

The fictional part includes the discovery of a lightly clad white blonde jungle queen, the lost daughter of a missionary, played by Miss Booth. The realistic part includes a scene in which Carey as Horn swings on a vine across a river filled with genuine crocodiles, one of which comes very close to taking his leg off.

The film was written by Cyril Hume (dialogue), John Thomas Neville, Richard Schayer and Dale Van Every, from the book by Alfred Aloysius Horn and Ethelreda Lewis, and directed by W.S. Van Dyke.

It was based on a popular book of the time, Trader Horn: A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th-Century Equatorial Africa by Alfred Aloysius "Trader" Horn, ISBN 1885211813.Template:Film-stub Template:Book-stub

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