A heartwarming true story with an African locale, BORN FREE has a pseudo-documentary style. It tells the story of Joy Adamson (Virginia McKenna) and her husband, George (Bill Travers), a game warden in Kenya, who adopt a slain lioness' cubs. One of the cubs, Elsa, is raised to adulthood
and becomes a primary fixture in the couple's life. But soon they are faced with their inability to keep an enormous, potentially dangerous (if domesticated) lioness as a house pet. Rather than follow orders that Elsa be sent to a zoo, they set about teaching her techniques of hunting and
surviving in the wilderness. A great success when released, the film won Academy Awards for sco...