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The Naked Prey

Released 1966
Distributor Paramount

Cornel Wilde directs and stars in this landmark survivalist thriller based on a historical incident originally involving a trapper being chased across country by Blackfoot Indians. Transposed to South African locations, it became one of the most popular films of its era, and was hilariously referenced in Carl Reiner’s Where’s Poppa?.

About John Badham

John Badham, is the director of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, Stakeout, Short Circuit and Point of No Return, among others, as well as the TV series, Nikita, Heroes, Psych, The Shield and Criminal Minds. A Professor of Media Arts at Chapman University, his book “I’ll Be In My Trailer” has become the go-to source on directors working with Actors.   September 2013 will see the publication of his new book “John Badham on Directing”.