In the border town of Nogales, Arizona, a wealthy attorney and rancher is solicited by his escaped convict brother in aiding him to cross the border into Mexico where his wife and children are living in poverty.
Stewart Granger wasn't at all happy to be billed below Kaz Garas, particularly in a UK made film. See more »
Although the photograph at the top of the page is supposed to show a scene from 'The Last Safari', the jeep is driven by Kieron Moore with Janette Scott sitting beside him and is actually from the 1965 movie 'Crack In The World' which also starred Dana Andrews. See more »
Stewart Granger got so many good notices for King Solomon's Mines and Harry Black and the Tiger that I guess Henry Hathaway and Paramount decided to cash in on one more trip.
Granger was at a financial crunch at this part of his life and he'd work in just about anything. He had just done several years of European westerns.
Well The Last Safari isn't even close to King Solomon's Mines or Harry Black and the Tiger. Poor Granger, he looks like he's sleepwalking through the safari.
And for reasons I can't understand Kaz Garas got top billing in his first feature film. Did Granger lose a bet to someone at Paramount because I can't figure that out at all.
Garas has had a successful career as a character actor, do in no part to his performance here. He's just plain obnoxious, a kind of early version of Donald Trump. Garas is so annoying in his portrayal of a young American tycoon that the film is close to being unwatchable.
Granger was not particularly crazy about a lot of his films and this is definitely one that was inflicted instead of released to the movie going public.
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