Born Free (1965)

1996 • 95 minutes
4.9
29 reviews
88%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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This wondrous true adventure from the best-selling novel about a woman who raised a lioness and eventually set her free is beautifully photographed on the vast, golden savannas of central Africa. BORN FREE is a story of courage and love, nature and human nature, and a relationship unlike any other ever filmed. When game warden George Adamson (Bill Travers) is forced to kill a menacing lion and lioness, he and his wife Joy (Virginia McKenna) adopt their three cubs. Two are sent off to zoos, but the third is kept - a female they name Elsa - to which they have become particularly attached. When Elsa becomes a full-grown lioness, the Adamsons realize that she must be set free and taught to survive on her own. A year later the Adamsons return to the savanna and are surprised by a very special welcome from their old friend. © 1965, renewed 1993 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Rating
PG

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4.9
29 reviews
Stephen Jacewicz
November 17, 2018
Born Free is emotional, full of heart, gorgeous, and has great acting throughout. A classic that should be talked about more and one that should be recognized more.
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Julie Breidenbach
May 15, 2020
I love this movie because Elsa and her sisters are so cute together.
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Caroline Sue King
January 9, 2022
I just love (born free,1965) it,s a wonderfully movie I cry. I just love watching (Born Free,1965) great actor,s.
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