Born Free (1966)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Family


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The story of George and Joy Adamson and the orphaned lion cub, Elsa, they adopt.


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  • "Born Free," Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers with lion cubs. 1966 / Columbia
  • Bill Travers in Born Free (1966)
  • Joy Adamson and Susan Hampshire in Born Free (1966)
  • Born Free (1966)
  • Virginia McKenna in Born Free (1966)

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22 July 2004 | teutonyx
Feel good again
Innocence, the magnetism of the east African plains, and lions to boot! A great movie for a steamy summer night (atmosphere is important too). The score by John Barry is very good, and I imagine there are few 'boomers who would not recognize the strains of Matt Monro (not Perry Como) singing the title song. I always liked Bill Travers as an actor in all the roles I've seen him in, Born Free is no exception. Virginia McKenna's lovely soft soothing Scots brogue is honey to the ears, and she does a great job as Joy Adamson. How accurate their portrayals of the Adamson's are... well, it doesn't really matter. Elsa is the star, and that's how it should be. In short, great family fair for a movie at home.

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Release Date:

22 June 1966

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

Filming Locations

Doldol, Ethiopia

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