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Part of the: Born Free Trilogy

Status: Released

Runtime: 95

Budget: -

Revenue: -

Language: en

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Alternative Titles

  • Königin der Wildnis
  • Frei geboren
Content Score: 100


6.5/10 (12 votes)


A review 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.