Born Free

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Born Free (1966) is an Open Road Films Ltd./Columbia Pictures feature film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood, and released her into the wilds of Kenya.

  1. James Hill


  2. Joy Adamson


  3. Lester Cole


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  1. Virginia McKenna

    Virginia McKenna

    Joy Adamson

  2. Bill Travers

    Bill Travers

    George Adamson

  3. Geoffrey Keen

    Geoffrey Keen


  4. PL

    Peter Lukoye


  5. OC

    Omar Chambati


  6. BG

    Bill Godden


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • June 22, 1966



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A review by Reno

By Reno

We want them to be an angel, but being wild is what defines them.

I thought I dreamt about these lions when I was a kid, but when I came to know about this film that made me realise I actually saw this film when I was a very young to remember anything. It was a few images remained in memory, that's how I tracked it. So while watching this now brought back those scary moments. Yep, I was scared like hell, like the character Kendall from it was. Childhood is like a dream, until we re-encounter those things we held, met, seen, which wakes up our memory after a long time and becoming adults.... read the rest.

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