An Elephant Called Slowly Movie Review 1969

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In a sequel of sorts to the 1966 hit "Born Free," McKenna and Travers star as an English couple who trek to Africa to meet game warden George Adamson (here playing himself). Once in Africa, they are introduced to a menagerie of animals, such as lions and hippos. Along the way, the meet Pole Pole (Swahili for "Slowly"), a baby elephant who adopts McKenna and Travers and attempts to travel with them. The first 20 minutes are rather slow, but the last 70 are very watchable with gorgeous cinematography and astounding nature shots.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 91 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Elephants, Wild Kingdom, Africa
Bill Travers, James Hill
Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, George Adamson, Joab Collins, Vinay Inambar, Ali Twaha
Simon Trevor
James Hill
Howard Blake, Bert Kaempfert

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