Born Free

Born Free

Director: James H. Hill Cast: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen
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Born Free

Born Free is the heartwarming true story of a British couple who teach their pet lioness how to survive in the wilds of the African jungles. Joy and George Adamson (portrayed by real-life married couple Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers) involuntarily domesticate several lions while living in Kenya. They keep one, named Elsa, until she is fully grown, and rather than turn her over to a zoo, they decide to train her to live like a wild animal so that they can release her into her natural habitat. Geoffrey Keen is a sympathetic government official who convinces the Adamsons that they should set Elsa free to avoid being ordered to place her in captivity. The film, based on Joy Adamson's book, is poignant and emotional without ever becoming banal or overly sentimental. The title song and film score both won Academy Awards.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/15/1995
UPC: 0043396601420
Original Release: 1966
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Virginia McKenna Joy Adamson
Bill Travers George Adamson
Geoffrey Keen Comm. Kendall
Peter Lukoye Nuru
Omar Chambati Makkede
Bill Godden Sam
Robert Cheetham Ken
Robert Young James
Brian Epsom Baker

Technical Credits
James H. Hill Director
George Adamson Consultant/advisor
John Barry Score Composer,Songwriter
Don Black Songwriter
Gerald L.C. Copley Screenwriter
Don Deacon Editor
Carl Foreman Producer
Sam Jaffe Producer
Paul B. Radin Producer
John Stoll Production Designer
Kenneth Talbot Cinematographer

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Born Free 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
nikkigirlsunshine45 More than 1 year ago
My Mom just bought this movie for Christmas and we watched it last night together and it was amazing and sad it was also adorable because of how Joy raised Elsa the cub she was so cute I cried during the midddle and end and laughed during part of it but mostly I cried this is a wonderful movie and also a true story I hope to watch this again and read the book I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is somehow connected to the "christian the lion" docu of 2 aussie friends, i love this movie!