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Plot: Married couple George Adamson and Joy Adamson have longed lived in northern Kenya for George's work as the senior game warden of the region. One of George's primary responsibilities is to ... Runtime: 95 mins Release Date: 22 Jun 1966
The story of Joy Adanson & Elsa is unlike any love story you will ever see. I seen this when I was young at camp, I was so upset that my mother had to pick me up. I never fully watched this movie until I was 21 & bought the VHS, just to say I had it in my collection. Well I finally seen the whole thing & although I have grown up, it still hit me hard. I think the part that hit me hardest was the thought they had to give her up. Being an animal lover, I'd give anything to be able to live outside in the wild with a pet lion like Joy did, or even a pet bear like Grizzly Adams. <more>
The quote that stayed with me has always been when Joy tells her husband George " She was born free & deserves to live free". Also note this movie has won awards in 1966 same year I was born lol , also has an amazing song which till this day brings back tears if anyone plays it near me or family goofing & singing it. I felt happy when Elsa finally was able to hunt for herself & I cheered her on when she met her first male lion. I adored Georges game warden friend who always seem to get them time off to work with Elsa. Its a must see movie if your an animal lover. Also see the sequel "Living Free". Also this was my first book report lol.
As this timeless classic opens, George Adamson Bill Travers , a game warden in Kenya, brings three orphan lion cubs home to be cared for by his wife, Joy Virginia McKenna . Raised as pets, two of them are eventually sent away to zoos, but the third, Elsa, was especially loved and they decided to keep her. Of course, that soon became impossible, so they set about rehabilitating her back into the wild knowing she might not survive, but feeling she must have the chance to live free.In the 1950s, no one had ever reintroduced an animal to the wild, and the Adamses were the first animal lovers to <more>
do so. Travers and McKenna are wonderful as the couple and went on to become animal activists after the filming of the movie. Geoffrey Keene the 'Minister of Defence' in six James Bond movies gives able support as George's boss. The Kenyan landscape photography is simply breathtaking and the lions, at various stages of development, are adorable.John Barry won Academy Awards for both his score and song, which are truly iconic and guaranteed to have you reaching for the tissues. This beautiful, inspiring, and unforgettable movie is a must-see for animal lovers.
Superbly Filmed and Acted! Very Moving Movie and Amazing Song! (by jbartelone)
Born Fee may be the greatest and most beautiful animal film ever created! It is the true story of Elsa, the lioness whom a Kenyan couple, George and Joy Adamson, raise as a cub, take in as a pet, when George is forced to shoot Elsa's Mother in self defense as she charges at him. Shortly afterword, George leans that the reason why the Mother lioness tried to attack him, she was protecting her cubs.The Adamson's take in the entire liter of three cubs and grow very attached to them. When the cubs are on the screen, the emotional bond that the viewer feels is unforgettably blended with <more>
the beautiful backdrop of Africa scenery. Filmed in Kenya, where the real story happened, the Cinematography and music are spell-bounding! You really feel drawn into the lives of the couple and the lion cubs, and especially Elsa! Joy becomes most attached to Elsa, the smallest of the liter. When the other cubs become too difficult to manage, in a heartbreaking scene, they are sent to a zoo. George and Joy decide to keep Elsa. However, as she matures, the couple's friends and villagers become concerned, because Elsa has been frightening off villagers and livestock. The couple are dedicated and determined that Elsa would never be happy in a zoo or any other captivity environment, as Joy through tears says, "She was born free, she deserves to live free!" The couple than must do what has never been done before. Take Elsa from a domesticated pet and train her how to be wild. They spend hours, months, teaching her how to hunt, deal with conflict, and courtship. This film tags at the heartstrings big time, because there are scenes where she chases the truck after they are forced to leave her alone for the first time and she starts chasing the truck. Or the heartbreaking scene where she comes back to George and Joy's camp starving or hurt because she hasn't yet learned how to take care and hunt for herself.Finally, after Elsa kills a warthog, the Adamson's learn that she can be on her own. The movie ends with George and Joy reuniting with Elsa and her own family of cubs in a beautiful mountainous, hillside view, with the unforgettable title tune by Matt Monro that will send emotional chills up your spine and bring tears to your eyes. This is a landmark film that is flawless! A beautiful film for families and children to learn about the importance of kindness to animals and the difficulty that it can take making a wild animal into a domestic pet.Tragically, the real Elsa only lived about five years. She died of what appeared to be a severe tick disease similar to what is called "animal malaria." The work of Joy and George Adamson's devotion to protecting and preserving animal life remained for many years after Born Free. They showed that animals were just as important to be card for and loved as humans and that human contact and compassion with them can create a bond, lasting a lifetime.However, in 1980, Joy Adamson who was known to be very forceful and demanding with her camp staff, was tragically found stabbed to death near her camp. Originally, authorities belied that she had been mauled by a lion, but the autopsy reports showed that her wounds were not consistent with an animal attack. The story is that a disgruntled worker, alleged that Joy had not paid him for two weeks, and they got into a fight. He alleges that Joy shot at him but no evidence has surfaced to support this. Angered over not being paid, he stabbed her to death and was sentenced to life in prison, escaping the death penalty by hanging,since Joy's attacker's age could not be proved, the judge sentenced him to life in prison.George Adamson suffered a similar tragic fate when in 1989 he was shot to death by poachers who were attacking a tourist who had been visiting him. George was able to save the life of the tourist, in an incredible heroic effort for an over 80 year old man! However, George himself did not survive the shooting. In news that shattered hearts around the world, both he and Joy died terrible, painful, and senseless deaths.However, their love and devotion to animal preservation and support was so internationally impacted, that many wildlife preservation societies today are a result of their work. Film stars Virgina McKernna and Bill Travers, the real-life British couple the real life Adamson's were not British who portrayed the Adamson's in the movie helped establish the Born Free Preservation Society in 1984. Working with the Adamson's on the set of Born Free so moved Virgina and Bill that they continued to work with helping wild animals. Bill did it for the remainder of his life and Virgina is still active in wildlife preservation to this day.Born Free, is a movie, an experience, and a song, that will move you for the rest of your life!
If you don't love Elsa, there's something wrong with you! (by xavrush89)
Real-life husband and wife Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers play real-life husband and wife Joy and George Adamson. Strangely, the chemistry between them is really not played up here. Everything is focused on the cubs, perhaps as it should be. This film takes what could've just been another National Geographic episode and turns it into a "triumph of the spirit" story. When you watch this film, you understand the true meaning of freedom. And you can't help but look at that lion and want the best for her. The title song is a perfect ending to the film. It is too bad the <more>
Adamsons' lives did not have a happy ending like this story. The film keeps it simple, but there are still some emotional moments. It delivers what it promises.
I have not seen this movie since guess 1984.When I first saw it I was taken on a ride with emotion, because I love the wild, I was born in it!The Movie is from 66, but I remember watching it more than 10 times! If I would look at it now, my mind, my heart has been changed. Adults think they know everything because they are older and experienced. Tell young children they are weak and have so much to learn. All is true, but when you are young, things are much more clear, than adults give credit for.I grew up from my 3rd month to seven years on the Great Island of Borneo, Sarawak Malaysia. My <more>
experience growing up with wild life, and nearly undamaged nature. Has always been the best blessing of my life.Wondering off, and visit the local bush Indians, look and learn. The best thing these Malay Islanders showed me in life, is that I can be happy without money.This movie in my time was a true great movie.Looking back to review again? No, my memory, and my experience then counts!9 points!
Even if the film does drag in spots, I cannot deny this film is beautiful, heart warming, charming touching and poignant. I also think it is one of the best animal films out there, very few animal films have touched me like Born Free has. Born Free is beautifully shot, with gorgeous African scenery the film is based in Kenya and stunning cinematography. The film is also brilliantly scored by the wonderful John Barry with a simply unforgettable title song, and the direction is surprisingly sensitive by James Hill.The performances are also first-rate. Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers are both <more>
wonderful and bring real warmth to their roles while Geoffrey Keen is wonderful as the kindly commissioner. But there is no doubt in my mind that Elsa steals the show here, she is simply adorable and just melts my heart with her presence. And maybe it is just me but I can barely fight back my tears as she is reluctant to take her first steps back into the wild.Overall, Born Free is quite simply a beautiful film. 9/10 Bethany Cox
One of the most Important Films in History (by Sintelin)
While thoroughly entertaining for audiences of all ages, this mostly accurate true story has the distinction of being one of the most important films ever released. Why you say? Until the publication of the Adamson Born Free trilogy of books Born Free, Living Free and Forever Free lions, and most wild animals, were considered in the human consciousness in one way - dangerous. This franchise of books and movies, most especially the widely viewed Born Free film, changed all of that throughout the entire world. The Adamsons, both in real life and as depicted so expertly by real life husband <more>
and wife actors Travers and McKenna who actually spent as much time with their actor lions as the Adamsons had with Elsa and family had demonstrated that a wild animal, Elsa, could be emotional and full of love for her caretakers. Having personally raised an African lion for more than a decade not to mention countless other wild animals I can attest to this being so. But more importantly Born free showed the world this was so. As an impressionable pre-teen when this film was initially released, I can recall the impact it had on all of those my age and their parents as well. That change in attitude continued to grow and the development of insightful studies via National Geo, Discovery Channel, et. al, has assisted mightily in helping protect animals. I'm afraid, without Born Free we would have succeeded in eradicating all free roaming wildlife, thank goodness that at least some remain! While Born Free accomplished this change in mankind's perspective, there are true heroes who have dedicated their lives to protecting animals in whatever manner they may. Perhaps the greatest of these protectors is world renowned Jane Goodall, who has been studying and communicating with the world on wild chimpanzees since the release of Born free in 1960 or so! People fret that the youth have no role models, they are out there folks, and visible, just need to direct these impressionable minds to the right people like Jane Goodall.
Quality family entertainment -- as long as you actually like wildlife. (by Pedro_H)
An English couple living in Kenya try to reintroduce an orphan lion cub back in to the wild. Based on a real story.Family movies get a bad rap because they are usually films that only children enjoy and adults can bare only when drunk. Born Free is the kind of movie that can play well to both adults and children -- if they are the type that like wildlife.You should never act with children or animals because they steal every scene they are in. Born Free features two very fine performances from real life couple Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers -- but when the cubs are on screen you won't <more>
be looking elsewhere.I have read the book which I loved and well worth checking out because it is NOT a novelisation of this film -- Joyce Adamson whose early life the script is based on was not the angel of virtue she is portrayed here. She was a tough woman who made enemies and ruffled feathers. Her early death is another story and another film.The problem with the film is that it has enough syrup in it without the extra sugar that is the title song. Also the real couple had personal problems that this film doesn't really want to deal with. From the nature of the film we know the final happy reel and are merely travelling towards it.There aren't many films you can enjoy two or three times over and even get a bit emotional over -- but this is one such film. One for the DVD collection of all animal lovers. If you are the sort that doesn't subscribe to the Discovery Channel than you are better staying away.
It's really hard now days to get the same feelings that this film brings to your soul, innocence, love, devotion, honesty. It's all rare commodities in the today's life in general. It's really hard now days to get the same feelings that this film brings to your soul, innocence, love, devotion, honesty. It's all rare commodities in the today's life in general. Virginia McKenna & Bill Travers are the perfect couples.The film brings you the atmosphere of the great African wildlife on its last glorious days; I and my family enjoyed this film very much. It was a <more>
wonderful experience for my kids its represent the animal in a realistic and compassionate way not like the cg cartoons or other comic animal films of todays.