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roots of heaven
- kevin sellers
Like many well intentioned films that espouse worthy causes it's a bit of a bore. Perhaps reflecting this, Huston's usual good pacing...knowing exactly how long or how short to make a scene...deserts him and the movie lumbers along like, well, like an elephant. Give it a C. P.S. Nice to see a great character actor like Trevor Howard carrying a film.
Ahead of its time, delivers an important message
Rediscovered: "Roots of Heaven."
- Christopher R. Brennan
Yes, as said in other viewer reviews, this is a good, almost fine film. I saw it at a theater in London when I was a child, and was impressed. This morning, many years later, I found it again on TV. And -- I was still pleased with the production. Good cast, good story, and superior plot. Unusual, as it is based on an award winning novel by Romain Gary. Chris, www.carmelscribe.com
Would Love To See On TCM Soon
Good film,unbelievable that so any animals killed by greedy so-and-sos for ivory sake!Thought this was more the basis for Clint's White Hunter Black Heart.Could see Flynn must've been nearing the end of his days,shame Howard didn't take a hint.
A fine, overlooked movie.
- Mike L:.
That this movie has been overlooked for so long is criminal! A great cast and director...and a damn good story that should have been made available on DVD years ago. When you look at some of the trash that you can purchase on-line from TCM, or at Amazon.com, or from Barnes and Noblle it makes no sense that a movie with Errol Flyn, Travor Howard, Juliette Greco, Eddie Albert and Orson Wells is unavailable.
Errol Flynn at his best
- Rick Moss
If you love Bartle Bull novels, Robert Ruark and the enticements of East Africa, you will love this treasure.
Errol Flynn fans must see
- Rick MossErrol Flynn
I saw this movie as a youngster and have never forgotten it.It must have been one of the first hollywood movies concerned with african elephant conservation.The african scenery is magnificent, not to mention Errol Flynn's poignant portrayal of a washed up british soldier who has one last opprotunity to do the right thing.Trevor Howard is great as the 'MADHATTER" who takes on the government, poachers,the church and anyone else who gets in his way to save his elephants.It is ironic how it mirrors the later attempts of Adamsons to save the lions!