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3.2
25 Ratings

Born Free

Directed by James Hill, Tom McGowan
United Kingdom, 1966
Drama, Adventure, Family

Synopsis

Born Free is an excellent and truthful adaptation of Joy Adamson’s wonderful book about Elsa, the lion Adamson raised from a cub and then rehabilitated back into the wild. Shot on location in Kenya, the film follows Elsa from cubhood to motherhood.

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Born Free Directed by James Hill, Tom McGowan

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1967 | 2 wins including: Best Music, Original Song

National Board of Review

1967 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Directors Guild of America

1967 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Golden Globes (USA)

1967 | 3 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Drama

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