Tanganyika is a 1954 American Technicolor action adventure film directed by Andre deToth and starring Van Heflin, Ruth Roman and Howard Duff. It was produced and distributed by Universal Pictures.
|Directed by||Andre deToth|
|Screenplay by||William Sackheim|
Richard Alan Simmons
|Story by||William R. Cox|
|Produced by||Albert J. Cohen|
|Edited by||Al Clark,|
|Music by||Joseph Gershenson|
|Distributed by||Universal International Pictures|
"Territory of East Africa 1903". In the British colonial region adjoining German East Africa (a portion of which was referenced as Tanganyika), tough American colonist John Gale (Van Heflin) is leading a safari to bring in escaped murderer Abel McCracken (Jeff Morrow), who is stirring up the (fictional) Nukumbi tribe and endangering Gale's holdings.
En route, he picks up four survivors of a Nukumbi raid: Dan Harder (Howard Duff), former teacher Peggy (Ruth Roman), and the two orphaned children of her brother who was killed in the raid. Harder is secretly McCracken's brother, while Gale’s motives however have nothing to do with justice or even the charms of Peggy; he hopes to stake a claim on a valuable piece of land. The Nukumbi are lying in wait and, eventually, Gale and McCracken meet in man-to-man combat.
- Posters, lobby cards and film stills associated with Tanganyika
- Movieman. Tanganyika write-up and collection of lobby cards (Films of the Fifties, January 25, 2013)
- Sculthorpe, Derek. Van Heflin: A Life in Film, pages 113–14. McFarland, 2016 ISBN 078649686X
- Additional posters, lobby cards and film stills associated with Tanganyika
- Tanganyika at IMDb
- Tanganyika at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Tanganyika at the TCM Movie Database
- Tanganyika at AllMovie
- Tanganyika at TV Guide (1987 write-up was originally published in The Motion Picture Guide)