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Directed by James Hill • 1966 • United Kingdom
Starring Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen
“As free as the wind blows . . .” This beloved animal’s tale recreates the remarkable true story of Joy (Virginia McKenna) and George Adamson (Bill Travers), a British couple who adopt a slain lioness’s cub in Kenya and raise her to adulthood while attempting to teach her to survive in the wild. The spectacular African vistas, remarkable wildlife photography, and John Barry’s Academy Award–winning theme song come together in a soaring ode to the animal-human bond.