Born Free

Starring: Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen & Virginia McKenna Director: James Hill  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1966
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captions
    • Subtitles - French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Selection
    • Interactive Menus

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1966 - Best Original Score: John Barry
Academy Awards 1966 - Best Original Song: Don Black & John Barry

Entertainment Reviews:

Total Film - 12/01/2003
"...This adap of Joy Adamson's memoir has plenty to recommend it..."

Product Description:

In Kenya, British game warden George Adamson and his wife Joy raise a lioness, Elsa, as a pet, only to discover that they must retrain her to live in the wild in order to prevent the Government from placing her in a zoo. Based on Joy's book, BORN FREE is a touching true story the whole family can experience together. Academy Awards: Best Song ("Born Free"), Best Original Music Score.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Africa | Animals | Recommended | Tear Jerker | Theatrical Release | True Story | Wild Animals | Wildlife

Production Notes:

  • George Adamson served as technical advisor on the film. Peter Whitehead served as animal supervisor.
  • Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers were married in real life as well as on screen.
  • The success of "Born Free" produced a sequel, "Living Free" (1972). It starred Susan Hampshire, Nigel Davenport, and Geoffrey Keen, and was directed by Jack Couffer from a script by Millard Kaufman. The story concerned the Adamson's effort to protect the cubs of Elsa the lioness.
  • NBC aired a television series based on the film from September 9, 1974, to December 12, 1974. "Born Free" starred Gary Collins and Diana Muldaur, and was filmed on location in East Africa.
  • Filmed on location in Kenya, East Africa. Shot in Technicolor and Panavision. Post-production work was done at the Shepperton Studios in England.
  • "Born Free" was shown as a Royal Command Performance in London in early March, 1966.
  • The film was given a PG rating October 30, 1996.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 6,674
  • UPC: 043396077515
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