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Bwana Devil (1952)

Not Rated | | Adventure | 30 November 1952 (USA)
British railway workers in Kenya are becoming the favorite snack of two man-eating lions. Head engineer Bob Hayward becomes obsessed with trying to kill the beasts before they maul everyone on his crew.

Director:

Arch Oboler

Writer:

Arch Oboler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Stack ... Bob Hayward
Barbara Britton ... Alice Hayward
Nigel Bruce ... Dr. Angus McLean
Ramsay Hill Ramsay Hill ... Major Parkhurst
Paul McVey ... Commissioner
Hope Miller Hope Miller ... Portuguese girl
John Dodsworth John Dodsworth ... Sir William Drayton
Patrick O'Moore Patrick O'Moore ... Ballinger (as Pat O'Moore)
Patrick Aherne Patrick Aherne ... Latham (as Pat Aherne)
Edward C. Short Edward C. Short ... (as Edward Short)
Bhogwan Singh ... Indian Headman
Paul Thompson Paul Thompson
Bhupesh Guha Bhupesh Guha ... The Dancer
Bal Seirgakar Bal Seirgakar ... Indian Hunter
Kalu K. Sonkur Kalu K. Sonkur ... Karparim (as Kalu K. Sonkar)
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When the construction of the East African railway comes to a grinding halt Bob Hayward, the chief engineer, undertakes to kill the lion that is terrifying the construction crews and preventing them from working. Hayward isn't very happy in his job. He's been away from his home and his wife for 8 months and has taken to drinking and carousing.As the lion continues to attack the laborers, Hayward seeks the help of the local Masai tribesmen but they too have little success. Despite the arrival of several hunters to assist him - and his wife who unexpectedly arrives from England - the killer beast remains elusive, killing them one by one. It's left to Hayward to overcome his self-doubts and go up against the lion. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines:

A lion in your lap! A lover in your arms! See more »

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lions of Gulu See more »

Filming Locations:

Democratic Republic Of Congo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gulu Productions,Oboler See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Anscocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the 1898 Tsavo Lion attacks that were also told in The Ghost and the Darkness (1996). See more »

Quotes

Dr. McLean: I've seen more game in the streets of Glasgow.
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Connections

Remade as The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) See more »

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Reminds me of another movie.
7 March 2018 | by blueglas-159-114603See all my reviews

Viewers: Hello. This movie does not show up on Cable very often. It reminds me of a much more recent movie, The Ghost and the Darkness. Similar plot...but has historical truth, of the two lions of "Ranchipour". The British colonel was building a bridge over the river, and some 150 workers were eaten by the two lions. He killed the lions. Those two lions , "taxidermied", are on display at the Chicago Field House,Chicago, IL.


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