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A saga about growing up, relationships, and romantic love, this entertaining drama set in Africa has all the added visual benefits of the African landscape and animals. William Holden is divorced New York lawyer Robert Hayward, now unexpectedly in Kenya because his ex-wife Christine (Capucine) is having some problems with their eleven-year-old daughter Tina (Pamela Franklin). Christine has remarried and her new husband John Bullit, a former big-game hunter, now manages a large Kenyan animal preserve. Several circumstances pile up on top of each other after Robert arrives: first he finds out his daughter has an almost obsessive relationship with a lion, next he realizes he still loves his ex-wife, and finally, he also knows that Christine's husband is not blind to the dynamics of this sudden romantic triangle. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

William Holden
as Robert Hayward
Trevor Howard
as John Bullitt
Capucine
as Christine Bullitt
Pamela Franklin
as Tina
Paul Oduor
as Orlunga

Crew

Jack Cardiff
Director
Samuel G. Engel
Producer
Louis Kamp
Screenwriter
Irene Kamp
Screenwriter
Joseph Kessel
Screenwriter
Joseph Kessel
Book Author
Edward Scaife
Cinematographer
Malcolm Arnold
Composer (Music Score)
Malcolm Arnold
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alan Withy
Art Director
John Hoesli
Art Director
Ralph Helfer
Consultant/advisor
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