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Napoleon and Samantha (1972)

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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Bernard McEveety

Writer:

Stewart Raffill
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Douglas ... Danny
Will Geer ... Grandpa
Arch Johnson ... Chief of Police
Johnny Whitaker ... Napoleon
Jodie Foster ... Samantha
Henry Jones ... Mr. Gutteridge
Zamba ... Major the Lion
Vito Scotti ... The Clown
John Crawford ... Desk Sergeant
Mary Wickes ... Clerk
Ellen Corby ... Gertrude
Rex Holman ... Mark
Claude Johnson Claude Johnson ... Gary
John Lupton ... Pete
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Napoleon ja Samantha See more »

Filming Locations:

Canyon City, Oregon, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Jodie Foster was attacked by one of the lions and carried briefly in its mouth during the filming of this movie, and still has the scars from the attack. When she appears naked in certain films, she is photographed from specific angles to conceal the scars. See more »

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Dullsville Disney adventure
25 August 2002 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Determined boy runs away from his rural community rather than risk being placed in an orphanage, taking along his pet lion and little girlfriend for a journey through rugged terrain. Family film from Disney with nature-adventure asides never really gets going--mostly due to that sleepy lion, ambling through the picture as if drugged. The kids (talented Johnny Whitaker from "Family Affair" and wise-talking Jodie Foster in her first film role) are both good, even though they occasionally struggle with their delivery. Michael Douglas has fine, if colorless, supporting role as a well-meaning hippie-type who comes to their rescue. Younger children might enjoy it. ** from ****


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