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An Elephant Called Slowly (1970)

Bill and Ginny are invited by a naturalist friend to take care of his home in Africa while he is away, and they find themselves adopted by three orphan elephants.

Director:

James Hill
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Virginia McKenna ... Ginny
Bill Travers ... Bill
Vinay Inambar Vinay Inambar ... Mr. Mophagee
Joab Collins Joab Collins ... Henry
Ali Twaha Ali Twaha ... Mutiso
Raffles Harman Raffles Harman
George Adamson ... Himself
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Bill and Ginny are invited by a naturalist friend to take care of his home in Africa while he is away, and they find themselves adopted by three orphan elephants. Written by "Sirius" <siriusNOSPAM@NOSPAMgmx.net>

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Adventure Through Africa with Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers and the 900 lb. elephant.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1970 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Elefant Slowly See more »

Filming Locations:

Kenya See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolour)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A Swingin' Safari
Composed by Bert Kaempfert
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A beautiful film about native african animals presented in a nice personal story line
11 January 2002 | by siriusianerSee all my reviews

I was starting to watch this film, shortly after it started and liking nature fils, kept looking. I was pleasantly surprised, as the film showed the african nature in a interesting, quite personal and often funny way.

Bill and Ginny are invited by a naturalist friend to take care of his home in Africa while he is away, and they find themselves adopted by three orphan elephants an end, don't want to leave this paradise any more. By living there, they get in contact with a lot of animals and they have to find a way to live with them, hence they need to understand them. Of course they have at first all sorts of funny ideas and prejudices, but slowly discover the real truth through all sorts of funny incidents. All this set before the picturesque landscape of kenya, this makes truly a film to watch for the whole family or everybody who wants to have an enjoyable saturday or sunday arvo. Oh, i forgot. The main character is poly-poly (or slowly-slowly), an adorable 5 year young elephant that follows the couple around like a dog. I really like this film! Enjoy.


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