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Living Free -- Sequel to BORN FREE. When Elsa's three mischievious cubs begin wreaking havoc on the nearby villages, Joy and her husband are forced to move them hundreds of miles to a game preserve.


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Joy Adamson (book)
Millard Kaufman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 April 1972 (Japan) See more »
Elsa the Lioness was BORN FREE...Now her cubs are LIVING FREE - DANGEROUSLY! See more »
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Born Free
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British Thesp Nigel Davenport Dies at 85
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British Thesp Nigel Davenport Dies at 85
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Nigel Davenport ... George Adamson
Susan Hampshire ... Joy Adamson
Geoffrey Keen ... Kendall
Peter Lukoye ... Nuru
Shane De Louvre ... Makedde (as Shane De Louvres)
Robert Beaumont ... Billy Collins
Nobby Noble ... Bank Manager
Allaudin Qureshi ... Bank Clerk (as Aludin Quershi)
Charles Hayes ... Herbert Baker
Jean Hayes ... Mrs. Herbert Baker
Elsa ... Herself
Jespah ... Himself
Gopa ... Herself
Little Elsa ... Herself
James Kamau
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Judd ... Weaver (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Couffer 
Writing credits
Joy Adamson (book)

Millard Kaufman (screenplay)

Produced by
Carl Foreman .... executive producer
Paul B. Radin .... producer (as Paul Radin)
Original Music by
Sol Kaplan 
Cinematography by
Wolfgang Suschitzky (director of photography) (as Wolfgang Suschitsky)
Film Editing by
Don Deacon 
Production Design by
John Stoll 
Makeup Department
Jill Carpenter .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sidney G. Barnsby .... production supervisor
Eva Monley .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivo Nightingale .... assistant director
Art Department
Terry Greenwood .... property man
Sound Department
Norman Bolland .... sound recordist
Chris Greenham .... sound editor
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer (as Gerry Humphries)
Mike Tucker .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Couffer .... additional wildlife photography
Andrew Gray .... grip
Ronnie Maasz .... camera operator
David Wynn-Jones .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Michael R. Sloan .... assistant editor (as Michael Sloan)
William Parnell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Sol Kaplan .... conductor
Lawrence Ashmore .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Sieuwke Bisleti .... assistant wildlife supervisor
Carl Foreman .... presenter
Marion Gray .... assistant production secretary
Noreen Hipwell .... production secretary
Angela Martelli .... continuity
William Roberts .... assistant wildlife supervisor
Cheryl Shawver .... assistant wildlife supervisor
Hubert Wells .... wildlife supervisor
Haile Selassie .... the producers are also most grateful for help received from (as His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia)
Crew believed to be complete

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90 min
Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Geoffrey Keen (John Kendall) was the only actor to reprise his role from Born Free (1966).See more »
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Easy going young lion adventure, 11 June 2011
Author: Chris. from Australia

Engaging family tale picks up where "Born Free" left off with conservationist Joy Adamson (here played by the gregarious Susan Hampshire) and her loyal husband George (Davenport replacing Bill Travers from the original) attempting to locate the mischievous trio of now orphaned lion cubs as they embark on a perilous journey through the East African savanna.

The storyline is essentially subservient to the landscape, following the cubs' trials and tribulations as they scamper about in search of easy meals, practice hunting (with amusement) and narrowly avoid danger. Davenport and Hampshire don't execute the rapport of Virginia McKenna & Travers in the first picture, although given the latter were husband and wife, that could be forgiven.

More a colourful faunalogue with which to showcase the rugged terrain and wild game of East Africa than a drama or human adventure, it's well-meaning and suitable for children even if doesn't emphasise the conservation message that prevailed in the original.

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