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An old man (Jimmy Stewart) has settled in Kenya, in a remote cabin, with his adult granddaughter and several of her "animal friends". They live an idyllic life amongst the wildlife, unseen by all except a tribe of nomads, with whom they trade. But when a plane crashes in the nearby forest and its lone passenger is left an amnesiac, he stumbles into their lives and sets in motion a chain of unexpected events.
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In an interview, James Stewart
said that he and his wife were vacationing at a game preserve in Kenya when they came across the filmmakers shooting this picture. He said he was persuaded to make a short appearance, speaking a few lines, because he thought it would help to promote wildlife conservation. "Never did understand what it [the film] was all about", he said. "I did it on a whim." See more