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Joy Adamson (Character)
from Born Free (1966)

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Born Free -- This wondrous true adventure from the best-selling novel about a woman who raised a lioness and eventually set her free is beautifully photographed on the vast, golden savannas of central Africa. 

When game warden George Adamson (Bill Travers) is forced to kill a menacing lion and lioness, he and his wife Joy (Virginia McKenna) adopt their three cubs. Two are sent off to zoos, but the third is kept - a female they name Elsa - to which they have become particularly attached. When Elsa becomes a full grown lioness, the Adamsons realise that she must be set free and taught to survive on her own. A year later the Adamsons return to the savanna and are surprised by a very special welcome from their old friend.

Highly acclaimed for its cinematography and music, Born Free is a story of courage and love, nature, and a relationship unlike any other ever filmed. Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, in a special Dual-Format edition.
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  1. "Psychobitches"
        - Episode #1.3 (2013) TV episode, Played by Julia Davis

  2. To Walk with Lions (1999) Played by Honor Blackman

  3. "Born Free"
        - The Devil Leopard (1974) TV episode, Played by Diana Muldaur
        - The Raiders (1974) TV episode, Played by Diana Muldaur
        - The White Rhino (1974) TV episode, Played by Diana Muldaur
        - Elsa's Odyssey (1974) TV episode, Played by Diana Muldaur
        - The Maneaters of Merti (1974) TV episode, Played by Diana Muldaur
          (8 more)
  4. Living Free (1972) Played by Susan Hampshire

  5. Born Free (1966) Played by Virginia McKenna

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From Born Free (1966)
Joy Adamson: Elsa, Elsa
[Joy cries sitting out on the hood of the truck as they ride in search of the young lioness]
George Adamson: Let's try this.
[2 shots ring out from his gun. George sees Elsa stumbling through the grass, approaching their vehicle]
Joy Adamson: all my nightmares had come true.
[Now Elsa rests in their tent as they argue over her]
George Adamson: ...she can't make it. she can't think. she can't mix with her own kind... She can't do anything the wild animals do to survive. You've done too good a job on her. You've made her tame. It's too late to try to let her go wild now. All we're doing is making her miserable, torturing her. How could you be so cruel?
Joy Adamson: You keep quiet George.
George Adamson: I don't know what goes on in that head of yours anymore... What's wrong with a zoo, anyway?
Joy Adamson: nothing. Except that she won't be free.
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