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Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)

When a native village is apparently terrorized by a Lion, the local sergeant enlists the help of a veterinarian working at a nearby animal study center. It is soon discovered that the Lion ... See full summary »

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Andrew Marton

Writers:

Art Arthur (story), Alan Caillou | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marshall Thompson ... Dr. Marsh Tracy
Betsy Drake ... Julie Harper
Richard Haydn ... Rupert Rowbotham
Cheryl Miller ... Paula Tracy
Alan Caillou ... Carter
Rockne Tarkington ... Juma
Maurice Marsac ... Gregory
Robert DoQui ... Sergeant
Albert Amos Albert Amos ... Husseini
Dinny Powell Dinny Powell ... Dixey
Mark Allen ... Larson
Laurence Conroy Laurence Conroy ... Tourist
Allison Daniell Allison Daniell ... Tourist's Wife (as Allyson Daniell)
Janee Michelle Janee Michelle ... Girl in Pit
Naaman Brown Naaman Brown ... Villager
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When a native village is apparently terrorized by a Lion, the local sergeant enlists the help of a veterinarian working at a nearby animal study center. It is soon discovered that the Lion has a unique problem, it has double vision due to the fact that it is cross eyed and therefore cannot hunt. The Lion is taken back to the study center and is soon adopted by the vet's daughter. Meanwhile, a dangerous criminal is planning to capture young Gorillas and sell them on the black market... Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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The roaringly funny tale of a cross-eyed lion who is almost human... See more »


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G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ivan Tors Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Led to the Daktari (1966) TV series, which ran on CBS-TV from 1966-1969 See more »

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Just boring and silly
22 July 2004 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Pretty bad family film about a research group in the jungle studying animal behavior. They then come across a cross-eyed lion and make an attempt to cure him. Then there's some subplot about bad guys doing something (I was dozing off). And there's truly dreadful "comic" relief by Richard Haydn. Add bad acting and a script that meanders all over the place. By the way Clarence has very little to do with this movie. I almost turned it off when someone actually started singing "Kumbiya"!

This gets a three because Betsy Drake (in her last film--so far) was actually quite charming and there was some beautiful animal footage (although some was obviously stock footage). Little kids who like animals might go for this--it's pretty deadly for anyone else.


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