Born Free Poster

Release Date: December 8th, 2002

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003

PG|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
At a national park in Kenya, English game warden George Adamson (Bill Travers) and his wife, Joy (Virginia McKenna), care for three orphaned lion cubs. After the two larger lions are shipped off to a zoo in the Netherlands, the smallest of the three, Elsa, stays with the couple. When Elsa is blamed for causing an elephant stampede in the nearby village, head warden John Kendall (Geoffrey Keen) demands the young lion either be trained to survive in the wilds of the Serengeti or be sent to a zoo.

Cast: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Lukoye, Omar Chambati, Bill Godden, Bryan Epson, Robert Cheetham

Director: James Hill, Tom McGowan

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Atlas Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Columbia Pictures, Columbia TriStar Home Video, Sony Pictures Television, RCA/Columbia

Keywords: 1960s, Heartwarming, Quest, Wife, Moving, Inspiring


Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Winner Music (Song)
Winner Music (Original Music Score)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama