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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Castilian, English, Portuguese
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B003DX59K2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 310,416 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


In this romantic comedy, a young woman spends all her time caring for her ailing mother. The one bright spot in her life is her African pen pal. Her mother finally dies, and the woman immediately sets off for Africa to meet the pen pal. There she finds that he is too busy chasing elephants to notice her. Instead she ends up falling for his brother.The two brothers find themselves entangled in various adventures involving African wildlife.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr S. S. Nagi TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 30 Jan. 2011
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This movie was filmed in 1958 and the DVD made in 2009, runs 90 minutes. The titles are in Widescreen but the movie takes full screen. This Eastman Colour film has good picture and sound quality. The story is based on a novel with same name by JOY PACKER 1957 (1973). The title song 'Nor the moon by night' is sung by 'Frank Holder' and the music is by James Bernard. Director Ken Annakin keeps the story moving slowly. A new reserve - 'VELABA' is run by Andrew Miller (PATRICK McGOOHAN) and his brother Rusty (MICHAEL CRAIG) - Camp 3. Alice Lang (BELINDA LEE), a nurse, was looking after her ailing mother and had Andrew as an African pen pal. After her mother's death, she decides to go to Africa to meet him. But her half sister Harriet Carver (JOAN BRICKHILL) dis-approves this. Andrew is a Chief Warden, chases poachers and the white poacher Boryslowski (ERIC PEHLMANN). Just as Alice is arriving, Andrew has to go and rescue some elephants, so his brother, Rusty goes to receive her at DUIKERS DRIFT(station). Then Rusty resues Alice from a rogue elephant. As Andrew was driving back, a cobra falls into his landrover and he crashes and is soon charged by 4 big male lions and is mauled. His crashed landrover catches fire and spreads towards him as he tries to save himself in a tree.
Alice ends up falling for Rusty. And Thea Borynslowski (ANNA GAYLOR) loves Andrew. What will happen to Andrew, Rusty, Alice and Thea and their relationships? Will Andrew survive his lion attack and fire? Will Alice settle in Africa? The film was shot in Kruger National Park, South Africa and in Kenya. Bunny Allen, a white hunter and his team were used to film the scenes with elephant charges, in Kenya. Listen to the wonderful sound of lion roaring in the background at night.
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