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British railway workers in Kenya are becoming the favorite snack of two man-eating lions. Head engineer Bob Hayward becomes obsessed with trying to kill the beasts before they maul everyone on his crew.

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Bob Hayward
Barbara Britton ...
Alice Hayward
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Dr. Angus McLean
Ramsay Hill ...
Major Parkhurst
Paul McVey ...
Commissioner
Hope Miller ...
Portuguese girl
John Dodsworth ...
Sir William Drayton
Patrick O'Moore ...
Ballinger
Patrick Aherne ...
Latham
Edward C. Short ...
(as Edward Short)
Bhogwan Singh ...
Indian Headman
Paul Thompson
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The Dancer
Bal Seirgakar ...
Indian Hunter
Kalu K. Sonkur ...
Karparim
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When the construction of the East African railway comes to a grinding halt Bob Hayward, the chief engineer, undertakes to kill the lion that is terrifying the construction crews and preventing them from working. Hayward isn't very happy in his job. He's been away from his home and his wife for 8 months and has taken to drinking and carousing.As the lion continues to attack the laborers, Hayward seeks the help of the local Masai tribesmen but they too have little success. Despite the arrival of several hunters to assist him - and his wife who unexpectedly arrives from England - the killer beast remains elusive, killing them one by one. It's left to Hayward to overcome his self-doubts and go up against the lion. Written by garykmcd

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A lion in your lap! A lover in your arms!

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30 November 1952 (USA)  »

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The Lions of Gulu  »

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First movie released in the 3D film craze of the early 1950s. See more »

Quotes

Bob: Civilization, that's a noble word, but not enough to keep me rotting here.
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One of the worst of all time!
22 December 2010 | by (Geneva, IL) – See all my reviews

I was an usher at the Paramount Theater in Aurora, IL when this came out. The first 3-D movie. People were lined up for more than a block and we had to turn away many until the next showing. I was 15 years old and highly impressionable but this movie struck me as simply AWFUL! To this day I remember being embarrassed that people actually stood in line and paid good money to get in. How bad does a movie have to be to turn a 15 year old's stomach? Is there a rating for that. The only excitement was when a spear thrown by a "native" whizzed past the camera and the audience ducked. Avoid at all costs unless you enjoy bulimia.

Jerry Weiland


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