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Born Free

Born Free



Based of the novel and movie of the same name.
The "Born Free" series premiered Monday, September 9,1974, at 7 p m on the NBC Television Network. It was filmed entirely on location in East Africa, one of nature's last frontiers. It is the great equatorial expanse, double the size of Texas, where adventures and tourists, spies and smugglers poachers and missionaries, guerilla fighters and savage beasts, the old and the new, the peaceful and violent, co-exist and provide a wealth of story material.
The show was a dramatic adventure series for the entire family and its stories were filled with humor and sentiment, warmth and love, and, above all, drama.
Each hour-long program in the "Born Free" series is based on the romantic and thrilling adventures of George and Joy Adamson, with the lioness Elsa, and other creatures of the African landscape.
The Adamson books. "Born Free," "Living Free" and "Forever Free," sold over 20 million copies in 15 years.
Gary Collins and Diana Muldaur star as the Adamsons. The dramatic stakes of each show were the life or death of some person or animal the audience cares about. Elsa's violent struggles with a rival lioness, a love story about Masai tribesmen challenging ancient taboos, and a dramatic confrontation between Adamson and a white hunter whose life style is in opposition to the emerging needs of modern Africa provided material for some of the episodes.

Episode Info

Final: 1x11 -- The White Rhino (Nov/25/1974)


Threatened by the loss of his land to the government, Rob Mallory teams up with a hunter and tries to sell his animals at a huge profit.
Cast
Gary CollinsGary Collins
As George Adamson
Gary CollinsGary Collins
As George Adamson
Diana MuldaurDiana Muldaur
As Joy Adamson
Diana MuldaurDiana Muldaur
As Joy Adamson
Hal FrederickHal Frederick
As Makedde
Hal FrederickHal Frederick
As Makedde
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Crew

Producer: Paul Radin
Based On The Works Of: Joy Adamson

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Recurring Guests

James Vickery as Ken Warren (4 eps)
Alex Cord as unknown (2 eps)
Peter Lawford as unknown (2 eps)
John De Villiers as Rob Mallory (2 eps)

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