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Which colonial unit was in The Naked Prey?
Lastman
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2007 - 05:15 PM UTC
I was channel surfing a few weeks ago and caught the last few minutes of The Naked Prey (1966) where a guy on safari in Africa offends a tribe and they hunt him. At the end, he's nearly dead but he makes it to a fort, where an English (I think) officer and several native soldiers open fire on the hunters and rescue Cornell Wilde. IMDB didn't have the info I need so...

1. The officer wore a black uniform and a white tall pith helmet (same type in Zulu).

2. the native soldiers wore white uniforms and black fezs (fezzes?) (fezi?).

What unit or period are they from please?

I'd like to see if those figures are available in 54mm but I don't know what to search for, or which Osprey book to check out.

Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2007 - 05:43 PM UTC
I haven't seen the movie as I kind of aggree with Roger Ebert assessment of this kind of film: "Sure, it's nice to think you could outrun half a dozen hand-picked African warriors simply because you'd been to college and read Thoreau, but the truth is they'd nail you before you got across the river and into the trees."

My personal feelings aside, from the description of the uniforms I'd say it probably resembles a English trading company fort, as opposed to a English military fort. Although then it may have been a very dark blue...

Rudi