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Beautiful People (1974)

Animals Are Beautiful People (original title)
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Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

Director:

Jamie Uys

Writer:

Jamie Uys
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Paddy O'Byrne Paddy O'Byrne ... Narrator (voice)
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Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Secret Life of Wildlife See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful People See more »

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Production Co:

Mimosa Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

African fauna seen in this documentary included Baboons, Fish, Zebras, Elephants, Giraffes, Honeybirds, Honey Badgers, Warthogs, Chameleons, Cheetahs, Ducks, Egg Eating Snakes, Gekkos, Lions, Gemsboks, Go-away-birds, Honeyguides, Hornbills, Hyenas, Impalas, Jacanas, Kingfishers, Kudus Marabou Storks, Meerkats, Oryxs, Ostrichs, Pelicans, Porcupines, Ratels Secretary Birds, Scorpions, Sidewinders. Springboks, Stapelias, Stone Curlews, Tambuti, Springboks, Stapelias, Stone Curlews, Tambutis, Turacos, Weaverbirds, Wildebeests, and other animals. See more »

Goofs

No actual documentation of the Honeyguide bird leading honey badgers to bee hives is known to exist, although they do this with humans. The "story" in the film is done with editing and a model bird simply being dangled in front of the badger. See more »

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Featured in American Playhouse: Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1983) See more »

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La Traviata: Prelude
Written by Giuseppe Verdi (as Verdi)
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Inaccurate but charming
2 June 1999 | by Mike-754See all my reviews

Jamie Uys' sole documentary is beautiful, tragic in places, hilarious in places, and always charming. What it's not is accurate, but that detracts not one whit from its charm.


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