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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.

Director:

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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Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions 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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Nice little "G" movie, young Jodie Foster and young Michael Douglas star.
14 July 2000 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

This 1972 movie, "Napoleon and Samantha" is about a couple of orphaned kids who have a pet chicken and a pet lion from the circus. They meet up with Danny (Michael Douglas) who helps them out.

The acting and filming are OK, it's just a good little G-rated movie with no sex, cursing, or violence. What I found most interesting are seeing Michael Douglas in his 20s and Jodie Foster about 8 or 9 when the filming was done, and mentally comparing that to their mega-star status today.


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