Born Free

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Overview

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

    Director

  2. Joy Adamson

    Author

  3. Lester Cole

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Virginia McKenna

    Virginia McKenna

    Joy Adamson

  2. Bill Travers

    Bill Travers

    George Adamson

  3. Geoffrey Keen

    Geoffrey Keen

    Kendall

  4. PL

    Peter Lukoye

    Nuru

  5. OC

    Omar Chambati

    Makkede

  6. BG

    Bill Godden

    Sam

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Movie Data

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • June 22, 1966
    Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by John Chard

8.0
By John Chard

The wonders of Elsa.

Born Free is based on George and Joy Adamson and their raising of a lioness during their time living at a game reserve in Kenya. It's directed by James Hill, adapted to screenplay by Lester Cole, and stars Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as the Adamsons. Music is by John Barry and cinematography by Kenneth Talbot.

It's a classic case of a family film keeping everything simple for maximum results. A big hit upon release, as was the book written by Joy Adamson, the beautiful landscapes and emotionally swirling musical score marry up perfectly with the story being told... read the rest.

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