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Macomber Affair, The (United Artists 1947, Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett)

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The Macomber Affair is a wholly satisfying adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway story about a rich man (Robert Preston) who hires a professional game hunter (Gregory Peck) as a guide in Africa. The man’s wife (Joan Bennett) pursues the hunter with romantic intentions. She shoots her husband as he is charged by a buffalo and is then tried for his murder.

Except for background footage shot in Africa, the movie was primarily lensed on Hollywood soundstages, with the hunting scenes staged in the northern part of Baja, California.

production details
USA | United Artists | 89 minutes | 1947

Director: Zoltan Korda
Script: Casey Robinson, Seymour Bennett, Frank Arnold,
Story: Ernest Hemingway

cast
Gregory Peck as Robert Wilson
Joan Bennett as Margaret Macomber
Jean Gillie as Aimee
Carl Harbord as Coroner
Reginald Denny as Police Inspector
Robert Preston as Francis Macomber
Frederick Worlock as Clerk
Vernon Downing as Reporter Logan
Earl Smith as Kongoni
Darby Jones as Masai Warrior (uncredited)
Hassan Said as Abdullah (uncredited)
Martin Wilkins as Bartender (uncredited)