John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Bruce Cabot, and Red Buttons have one hell of a good time (and a few tense moments) on the African plains capturing animals for American zoos. This late masterpiece (1962) by Howard Hawks transcends every literary value in the book to become a brilliantly entertaining and insightful work of pure cinema. All this, and John Wayne’s rendition of “Whiskey, Leave Me Alone,” too. 159 min.