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The Lion (film)

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Director  Jack Cardiff
Music director  Malcolm Arnold
Produced by  Samuel G. Engel
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Drama
Story by  Joseph Kessel
Duration  
Language  English
The Lion (film) movie poster
Release date  26 July 1962 (World Premiere, London)
Based on  Le lion 1958 novel  by Joseph Kessel
Writer  Irene Kamp (screenplay), Louis Kamp (screenplay), Joseph Kessel (novel)
Cast  William Holden (Robert Hayward), Trevor Howard (John Bullit), Capucine (Christine), Pamela Franklin (Tina)
Similar movies  The Ghost and the Darkness, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar, Roar, The Lion King, The Wild

The Lion is a DeLuxe Color 1962 drama film in CinemaScope directed by Jack Cardiff, starring William Holden and Trevor Howard. Filmed on location in Kenya and Uganda and on a co-owned property of Holden in Kenya, the Mount Kenya Safari Club.

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The film had its World Premiere at the Leicester Square Theatre in London's West End on 26 July 1962.

Plot summary

Successful American lawyer Robert Hayward (William Holden) is in Kenya because his ex-wife Christine (Capucine) is having some problems with their eleven-year-old daughter Tina (Pamela Franklin), who has a great affinity with Africa, its customs and its wildlife. Tina spends much of her time in the company of the lion she raised from a cub. Christine has remarried and her new husband John Bullit (Trevor Howard), a former big-game hunter, now manages a large Kenyan animal preserve. Hayward and Bullit compete for the romantic affection of Christine and for the daughterly affection of Tina. The son of a local tribal chief sees Tina as a potential future wife, and his efforts to impress her prove to be disastrous.

Cast

  • William Holden as Robert Hayward
  • Trevor Howard as John Bullit
  • Capucine as Christine
  • Pamela Franklin as Tina
  • Christopher Agunda as Elder of Masai (uncredited)
  • Ralph Helfer as Masai Warrior (uncredited)
  • Paul Oduor as Orlunga (uncredited)
  • Makara Kwaiha Ramadhani as Bogo (uncredited)
  • Samuel Obiero Romboh as Kihero (uncredited)
  • Zakee as Ol' Kalu (uncredited)
  • and the lion Zamba as King / The Lion
  • Comic book adaption

  • Gold Key: The Lion (January 1963)
  • References

    The Lion (film) Wikipedia
    The Lion (film) IMDb The Lion (film) themoviedb.org


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