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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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Storyline

Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some folks call them animals See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful People See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mimosa Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bob Hope offered to narrate this film. Jamie Uys refused any superstar involvement, arguing that the animals would be the stars - not the narrator. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989) See more »

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Statistica
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Written by Alessandro Alessandroni
Performed by Alessandro Alessandroni
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Oh Joy oh Bliss
30 July 2002 | by guruBSee all my reviews

The best animal documentary you will ever watch. Funny and exciting. You will love every minute of it. Greatest fun I've had in years.

Do not miss it. A classic in every sense.


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