Napoleon and Samantha (1972)

G  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  5 July 1972 (USA)
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Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.



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Complete credited cast:
Arch Johnson ...
Chief of Police
Mr. Gutteridge
Zamba ...
Major the Lion
The Clown
John Crawford ...
Desk Sergeant
Rex Holman ...
Claude Johnson ...
John Lupton ...


11-year old Napoleon lives with his grandfather. He has a good friend who is a clown at a circus. When the clown returns to Europe, Napoleon takes care of lion Major. But the grandfather dies and Napoleon runs off with the lion and his friend Samantha. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Two runaways and a guardian lion lost in the wilderness... AN INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE! See more »


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Douglas's best action flick ever
23 October 2001 | by (Michael Douglas Land, Alabama, USA) – See all my reviews

Michael is extraordinary in this film as he guides two children to coping with their grandad's death and teaches them the meaning of life. Too bad Kirk didn't play the grandpa, that would have been awesome. Look for Michael Clarke Duncan in his first starring role as the lion!

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