Trader Horn
Trader Horn (1931)

Trader Horn is the story of a young widow who encounters a tribe of hostile natives while exploring in Africa with a bunch of traders. Trader Horn is the first Hollywood film ever shot in Africa, as well as being one of the first talkies… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 23, 1931
DVD Release Date: June 22, 1994
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Variety Staff

A good-looking animal picture.

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TV Guide

The first time Hollywood brought its cameras to the Dark Continent was for this adventure film that was probably more dangerous for the film crew than it was for the characters in the story.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

This shrewdly fashioned jungle melodrama proved to be thoroughly exciting to the spectators last night and it seemed as though many of them were a bit nearer than they ever wanted to be to a big game hunt.

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Emanuel Levy

By today's standards, Van Dyke's jungle adventure contains both racist and sexist elements, but at the time it was a stirring picture due to on-location shooting.

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Alexander Bakshy
The Nation

The picture is a magnificent record of wild life in Central Africa, abounding in thrilling episodes and in scenic splendors.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Remains interesting as a curio.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Known for producing some of the best wildlife footage of its time, Trader Horn unfortunately decides to give us a story line as well. It's a white man… More