The Roots Of Heaven

  • 1958
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A misfired film through which the potential still shows, THE ROOTS OF HEAVEN deals with the misguided attempts of zealot Howard to save the elephant herds of French Equatorial Africa from the depredations of both hungry natives and big-game hunters. He portrays a man who has spent years in a Nazi POW camp, only thinking about the elephants and their freedom....read more

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John Huston directed this version of the Romain Gary novel about a dentist (Trevor Howard) pleading for the preservation of Africa's elephants. Errol Flynn, Eddie Albert, Orson Welles, Juliette Greco. Denis: Paul Lukas. Orsini: Herbert Lom. Habib: Gregoire (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A misfired film through which the potential still shows, THE ROOTS OF HEAVEN deals with the misguided attempts of zealot Howard to save the elephant herds of French Equatorial Africa from the depredations of both hungry natives and big-game hunters. He por… (more)

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