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Born Free (1966)  link to Born Free on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 225

poster Born Free

IMDb Rating:
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7.3/10 (5508 votes)

Country: UK, 95 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, Family

Director(s): James Hill, Tom McGowan

Married couple George Adamson and Joy Adamson have long lived in northern Kenya for George's work as the senior game warden of the region. One of George's primary responsibilities is to deal with dangerous animals that may be chronically threatening to humans, livestock and/or crops. It is in this vein that George and his staff end up killing a man eating lion and its lioness, resulting in their three young female cubs being orphaned. Although difficult to begin, George and Joy are able to wean and take care of the three cubs, who they adopt as pets. But soon, they know they have to provide a more suitable environment for the cubs, namely sending them to Rotterdam Zoo... that is except for the smallest, who they have named Elsa and to who Joy in particular has become attached as the emotional fighter among the three. As Elsa grows into lioness maturity, George and Joy provide her with greater freedom away from their property, which may get her into trouble as a largely tame animal. ...


photo Virginia McKenna Virginia McKenna Joy Adamson
photo Bill Travers Bill Travers George Adamson
photo Geoffrey Keen Geoffrey Keen Kendall
photo Peter Lukoye Peter Lukoye Nuru
photo Omar Chambati Omar Chambati Makkede

Medium: Media file,

Location: [Seagate Expansion Drive]G:\Movies\B\Born Free (1963).avi

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1