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The story of Dr. Albert Schweitzer, his adventurous life and trials in the jungles of Africa. | Add synopsis »
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Malcolm McDowell ... Albert Schweitzer

Susan Strasberg ... Helene Schweitzer
C. Andrew Davis ... Dr. Lionel Curtis (as Andrew Davis)
Patrick Shai ... Joseph

John Carson ... Horton Herschel
Henry Cele ... Oganga
Helen Jessop ... Amanda Hampton
Mike Huff ... Dr. Bergman (as Michael Huff)
Barbara Nielsen ... Rachel
Stuart Parker ... Focault
Masabatha Jafta ... Maria
Dominique Moser ... Adriana
Michael Khumalo ... Dr. Pasqual
Roy Dhlamini ... Chef
Martin Adamiel ... Paris Missionary Society Man
Greg Humphries ... Doctor
Barry Meehan ... Doctor
Bella Mariani ... Nurse
Alison Cassels ... Nurse
Brenda Radloff ... Nurse
Lesley Rochat ... Nurse
Jane Warren ... Nurse
Conrad Magwaza ... Oganga's Assistant

Directed by
Gray Hofmeyr 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michel W. Potts 

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... producer
Edgar Bold .... executive producer
Michael L. Games .... line producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Zane Cronjé 
Cinematography by
Buster Reynolds 
Film Editing by
Peter Grossett 
Margeret-Anne Smith  (as Margaret-Anne Smith)
Casting by
Jane Warren 
Production Design by
Michael Philips 
Art Direction by
John Rosewarne 
Set Decoration by
Dankert Guillaume 
Costume Design by
Ruy Filipe 
Makeup Department
Debbie Christiane .... makeup supervisor
Debra Nicoll .... makeup artist
Roslyn Stone .... hair stylist
Barbara Tayfield .... makeup artist
Production Management
Roscoe C. Behrmann .... executive in charge of production
Carol Hickson .... unit manager
Louis Pitzele .... production manager (as Louis A. Pitzele)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Carr .... second assistant director
Roy Dhlamini .... third assistant director
Mark Roper .... first assistant director
Art Department
David Bastiaans .... assistant construction manager
Schalk Coetzee .... set dresser
Mike Fowlie .... set dresser
Michael Freeman .... set dresser
Donald Fridjhon .... property master
Gerard Puel .... set dresser
Gretha Reindorp .... assistant property master
Andrew Schweppenhauser .... construction coordinator
Gavin McJannet Williams .... production buyer
Tomas Yoko .... property assistant
Sound Department
Ivor Back .... foley artist
Brian Frost .... sound editor
Sid Knowles .... sound re-recording mixer
Juliet Phillips .... foley artist
Henry Prentice .... sound recordist
Mara Jo Scop .... assistant sound editor
Patrick Wilbraham .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Andy Anderson .... special effects
Deon van Schoor .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Etienne Andlau .... clapper loader - first camera unit (as Etienne Terblanche)
Marc Brower .... camera operator - second camera unit
Vincent De Jager .... focus puller
Vincent Fletcher .... gaffer
Chris Haarhoff .... camera operator - second camera unit
Michael Kennedy .... focus puller
Anthony Martins .... best boy lighting
Guy Micheletti .... key grip
Lez Reynolds .... focus puller
Lani Schwartz .... clapper loader
Shaun Smith .... key grip
C.P. Wessels .... focus puller - first camera unit
Paul Witte .... camera operator - second camera unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne De Necker .... wardrobe mistress
Jayne Forbes .... costumer
Emmarentia Madlaldla .... dresser
Julie Palmer .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Virgilio Da Silva .... first assistant editor
Megan Gill .... assistant editor
Bronwen Gower .... second assistant editor
Location Management
Laurence Chanut .... location manager
Kevin Greetham .... location manager
Graeme Strachan .... location assistant
Other crew
Barbara Bergman .... production accountant
Beverley Granat .... accounting supervisor
Elaine Gudgeon .... location accountant
Judy Norwood .... producers' coordinator
Suriya Pillay .... accounting assistant
Carole Prentice .... production coordinator
Clive Stafford .... production assistant
Jim Stockley .... lion trainer
Kim Trublet .... production assistant
Antoinette van Speyk .... continuity (as Antoinette Wilkinson)
Antoinette van Speyk .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Light in the Jungle: The Story of Dr. Albert Schweitzer" - USA (alternative title)
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92 min
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Do you want to see a movie about a REAL saint?, 3 January 2000
Author: Al Terego

Malcolm McDowell is brilliant as always. If you only know him from "A Clockwork Orange," see the movie "If ...", done in the 60's (my favorite movie as an adolescent). McDowell brings a depth that few can equal, to a role depicting one of the giants of the modern age. His German accent is perhaps not perfect ... but who cares! His sympathy for the character, his ability to climb into the mind of Dr. Schweitzer, the beauty of the set, the authenticity of the portrayal, and the power of the true story itself, make a unique and meaningful film. I strongly recommend this movie.

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