The African Elephant


1972

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Oct 1972
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 20 Oct 1971
Production Company
Cinema Center Films; Dartmouth Productions
Distribution Company
National General Pictures Corporation
Country
United States
Location
Africa

Synopsis

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Oct 1972
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 20 Oct 1971
Production Company
Cinema Center Films; Dartmouth Productions
Distribution Company
National General Pictures Corporation
Country
United States
Location
Africa

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Trivia

Notes

Information for this unviewed film was obtained from press materials contained in copyright records. According to the materials, the filmmakers acknowledged that the picture was "filmed with the cooperation of the governments of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and their national parks." An August 1970 Hollywood Reporter news item noted that Roger Caras, the host of the weekly CBS radio program "Pets and Wildlife," was originally signed to write and deliver the film's narration.
       According to Filmfacts, Simon Trevor, the film's director, writer and photographer, was a game warden and safari guide. Trevor, accompanied by his wife Laila and African assistant, James Kamau, traveled through Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania to film the documentary footage included in the picture. In a thirteen-month period, they covered 3,500 miles and recorded 142,000 feet of film. The Los Angeles Examiner review noted that producer Monty Ruben, who was born in Kenya and studied zoology in England, became involved in the motion picture business through his family's company Express Transport, which provided logistical help to film units on location in Africa.

Miscellaneous Notes

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Released in United States 1971

Released in United States 1971