The Naked Earth (1958)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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A poor Irishman goes to Africa to help a friend harvest his tobacco, but upon arrival, he learns that his friend was eaten by a crocodile. His friend's French mistress proposes marriage and they work on the tobacco crop until the natives helping them leave for a ritual. He starts hunting crocodiles and gets enough skins to send both he and his mistress back home, but some traders steal the skins and three of the natives are killed getting them back. He and the mistress decide to repay the natives by staying and adapting to their way of life while teaching them about Western culture.

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companion, couple, crocodile, culture [social culture], employment, farming, friendship, harvest, help, hunting, love, misguided, mistress, native, ritual, romance, skin, teacher, trader, traveling, understanding