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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 »
When Elsa's three mischievous cubs begin wreaking havoc on the nearby villages, Joy and her husband are forced to move them hundreds of miles to a game preserve. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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British Thesp Nigel Davenport Dies at 85
 (From Variety - Film News. 29 October 2013, 4:37 PM, PDT)

British Thesp Nigel Davenport Dies at 85
 (From Variety - TV News. 29 October 2013, 4:37 PM, PDT)

R.I.P. Nigel Davenport
 (From Deadline TV. 29 October 2013, 3:15 PM, PDT)

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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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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna were asked to reprise their roles as George and Joy Adamson but declined.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows Born Free (1966)See more »
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Touching, moving..., 17 February 2004
Author: Bea from B'ham

The touching and moving sequal to "Born Free". "Living Free" sees the exellent Nigel Davenport as George Adamson and Susan Hampshire as his wife Joy Adamson. After the death of Elsa the Adamsons have to look after her orphaned cubs and when they start wreaking havok on a nearby villiage the Adamsons have little choice but to move them hundreds of miles away to live in peace at a game reserve but catching them prooves to be a big problem. Anybody who has ever seen "Born Free" will realise what a truely touching storey the tale of Elsa is. Based on a true story this sequal to "Born Free" will have you laughing and crying by the end.

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