June 19, 1962 - Opening today is “Hatari,” an adventure romantic comedy film directed by Howard Hawks that stars John Wayne as the leader of a group of professional game catchers in Africa. It was shot in Technicolor and filmed on location in northern Tanganyika. The film includes dramatic wildlife chases and the scenic backdrop of Mount Meru, a dormant volcano. Also in the cast are Red Buttons, Elsa Martinelli, and Hardy Krüger. The musical score is by Henry Mancini.