Top 50 Western Movies Set In Africa
5.Sahara (1943) Libya
Random Fact 1:The movie utilized real soldiers as background artists and extras. They had been situated close by to the production at Camp Young, California where they were in training.
Random Fact 2:The role of Sgt. Joe Gunn, played by Humphrey Bogart, was originally offered to Gary Cooper, who turned it down.
4.The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) Kenya
Random Fact 1:Gregory Peck resisted taking the role because an earlier Ernest Hemingway adaptation he had appeared in, The Macomber Affair (1947) had been a box-office flop.
Random Fact 2:Ernest Hemingway disliked the film because he thought it cannibalized material from his other work to pad the story. He told friend Ava Gardner that the only things he liked about it were her and the hyena. It has been reported, but not confirmed, that director Henry King mimicked the hyena on the soundtrack.
3.The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)Kenya
Random Fact 1:The story, written by director Robert Guédiguian and Jean-Louis Milesi, takes its inspiration from the poem Les pauvres gens [Poor People] (How Good Are The Poor) one of the best known of Victor Hugo’s poems from his three-volume poetry collection, La Légende des siècles (The Legend of the Centuries)
Random Fact 2:It won the audience award and the Silver Spike at the Valladolid International Film Festival.
2.Breaker Morant (1980)
Random Fact 1:Ironically, despite this film’s anti-British establishment sentiments and anti-Colonialism theme, a Royal Charity Film Premiere was held on 23rd October 1980 in London, England. The event was attended by Prince Charles who after-wards arranged for a Buckingham Palace screening of the film for Queen Elizabeth II.
Random Fact 2:The military trial in this film has been described as being a “kangaroo court”. A kangaroo court, also less often known as a kangaroo trial, is a sham judicial proceedings.
1.The African Queen (1952) German East African now Burundi,Rwanda and Tanganyika (the mainland part of present Tanzania)
Random Fact 1:To show her disgust with the amount of alcohol that John Huston and Humphrey Bogart consumed during filming, Katharine Hepburn drank only water. As a result, she suffered a severe bout of dysentery.
Random Fact 2:According to Katharine Hepburn’s autobiography, John Huston initially found her performance too serious-minded. One day, he visited her hut and suggested that she model her performance on Eleanor Roosevelt; putting on her “society smile” in the face of all adversity. After Huston left, Hepburn sat for a moment before deciding, “That is the best piece of direction I have ever heard.”
Notable mention that should be on the list: War Witch (2012)