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Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion Details


Dr. Marsh Tracy (Marshall Thompson) is an animal behavioral research director who travels to East Africa with his daughter Paula (Cheryl Miller) in this engaging wildlife saga. While Tracy develops a relationship with anthropologist Julie Harper (Betsy Drake), Paula befriends the visually challenged lion named Clarence. Because his eyes are crossed, Clarence has never been able to rely on hunting for survival, so the family adopts the lovable lion. Richard Haydn plays the schoolmaster with comic flair as he runs scared from the harmless king of the jungle. The evil Gregory (Maurice Marsac) is the leader of a group of mercenaries who plan to capture Julie's beloved gorillas and sell them for profit. Clarence later traps Gregory in a slapstick scene to save the animals from danger. The film served as a pilot for the television series Daktari. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Marshall Thompson
as Dr. Marsh Tracy
Betsy Drake
as Julie Harper
Richard Haydn
as Rupert Rowbotham
Alan Caillou
as Carter
Maurice Marsac
as Gregory
Napoleon Whiting
as Villager
Albert Amos
as Husseini
Naaman Brown
as Villager
Laurence Conroy
as Tourist
Dinny Powell
as Dinny
Robert DoQui
as Sergeant
Janee Michelle
as Girl in Pit
Rockne Tarkington
as Juma


Andrew Marton
Marshall Thompson
Art Arthur
Alan Caillou
Lamar Boren
Al Mack
Composer (Music Score)
Eddie Imazu
Art Director
George W. Davis
Art Director
Henry W. Grace
Set Designer