Tag Archives: Virginia McKenna
An Elephant Called Slowly (1970) James Hill, Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Vinay Inambar, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Family
This African adventure presents many interesting sights as it tells the story of a tourist couple who inadvertently find themselves taking care of three orphaned elephants. Later their adventures lead the couple to meet the famous Adamsons (of Born Free fame).
Born Free (1966) James Hill, Tom McGowan, Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen, Adventure, Drama, Family
Married couple George Adamson and Joy Adamson have longed lived in northern Kenya for George’s work as the senior game warden of the region. One of George’s primary responsibilities is to deal with dangerous animals that may be chronically threatening to humans, livestock and/or crops. It is in this vein that George and his staff end up killing a man eating lion and its lioness, resulting in their three young female cubs being orphaned. Although difficult to begin, George and Joy are able to wean and take care of the three cubs, who they adopt as pets. But soon, they know they have to provide a more suitable environment for the cubs, namely sending them to Rotterdam Zoo… that is except for the smallest, who they have named Elsa and to who Joy in particular has become attached as the emotional fighter among the three. As Elsa grows into lioness maturity, George and Joy provide her with greater freedom away from their property, which may get her into trouble as a largely tame animal.
A Town Like Alice (1956) Jack Lee, Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki, Crime, Drama, Romance
In 1941, The advancing Japanese army captures a lot of British territory very quickly. The men are sent off to labor camps, but they have no plan on what to do with the women and children of the British. A group is sent on a forced march from place to place searching for a Women’s Camp. Told from the point of view of one of the women, she meets an Australian soldier who sneaks food for them from his labor camp. After the war, she goes to Australia to see the town he was from and hopefully reunite with the soldier.