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Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)

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When a native village is apparently terrorized by a Lion, the local sergeant enlists the help of a veterinarian working at a nearby animal study center. It is soon discovered that the Lion ... See full summary »

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Cheryl Miller ...
Paula Tracy
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Carter
Rockne Tarkington ...
Juma
Maurice Marsac ...
Gregory
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Sergeant
Albert Amos ...
Husseini
Dinny Powell ...
Dixey
Mark Allen ...
Laurence Conroy ...
Tourist
Allison Daniell ...
Tourist's Wife (as Allyson Daniell)
Janee Michelle ...
Girl in Pit
Naaman Brown ...
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When a native village is apparently terrorized by a Lion, the local sergeant enlists the help of a veterinarian working at a nearby animal study center. It is soon discovered that the Lion has a unique problem, it has double vision due to the fact that it is cross eyed and therefore cannot hunt. The Lion is taken back to the study center and is soon adopted by the vet's daughter. Meanwhile, a dangerous criminal is planning to capture young Gorillas and sell them on the black market... Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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He's the King of Beasts... who just couldn't quite be Beastly!


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4 August 1965 (USA)  »

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Clarence, der schielende Löwe  »

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1.85 : 1
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Pilot for the Daktari (1966) TV series, which ran on CBS-TV from 1966-1969 See more »

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Referenced in Zebra in the Kitchen (1965) See more »

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6 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I admit this movie was not a fantastic watch, but it was mildly amusing for the time and era of the movie. If you are going to critique I think you should carry on a subjective opinion based on not just whether the acting/directing/writing, etc. was good or not but consider what they had to work with at the time. To say that the movie was awful because they made it seem like you could tame a lion with chocolate cake is ridiculous. Lots of movies do not display things that we necessarily agree with, but it does not make them bad movies. I don't agree with cannibalism, but Silence of the Lambs was good, yet I don't see you protesting the implications that the bad guy was killing people to eat. I thought Clarence was a cute movie. No, it wasn't a greatly acted or directed one, but it was cute. One more tiny little suggestion, don't use movies to tell you how to live your life.


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