The Lion (1962)

Genres - Action, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Release Date - Jul 26, 1962 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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A saga about growing up, relationships, and romantic love, this entertaining drama set in Africa has all the added visual benefits of the African landscape and animals. William Holden is divorced New York lawyer Robert Hayward, now unexpectedly in Kenya because his ex-wife Christine (Capucine) is having some problems with their eleven-year-old daughter Tina (Pamela Franklin). Christine has remarried and her new husband John Bullit, a former big-game hunter, now manages a large Kenyan animal preserve. Several circumstances pile up on top of each other after Robert arrives: first he finds out his daughter has an almost obsessive relationship with a lion, next he realizes he still loves his ex-wife, and finally, he also knows that Christine's husband is not blind to the dynamics of this sudden romantic triangle.

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animal, friendship, family-in-danger, survivor, girl, lion, man, pets, youth