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 »
Dr. Marsh Tracy was a veterinarian running an animal study center in Africa. Helping him were his daughter Paula, American Jack Dane and Mike, a local. Also living with the Tracys, and ... See full summary »
Judy the Chimpanzee
Midvale College is in fear of losing its college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter ... See full summary »
Ranger Porter Ricks is responsible for the animal and human life in Coral Key Park, Florida. Stories center on his 15-year-old son Sandy and 10-year-old Bud and, especially, on their pet dolphin Flipper.
The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention, but decide instead to move to the Dakota territory on the ... See full summary »
Lesley Ann Warren
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>
The best thing I like about Clarence The Cross-Eyed Lion is that it shows Africa as
it is and not Africa as Hollywood made it up in the 30s and 40s. This is the newly
emerging independent Africa and the white folk you see here are ruled by the
governments of the new countries.
Colonialism goes and independence comes but the work of widower Marshall
Thompson and widow Betsy Drake goes on. Thompson has a veterinary clinic
for jungle animals and he lives there with his teen daughter Cheryl Miller.
Drake is an anthropologist and she studies the primates like Dian Fossey on
whom her character is modeled.
The running gag in this film is the lion who's the Ben Turpin of the jungle and
has double vision. Which makes him a lousy hunter and he would have doubtless died in the jungle had he not been discovered and taken in by Thompson and Miller and fed like a pet.
Named Clarence he's a gentle soul, but he causes a lot of mischief. In the end
though he deals well with Maurice Marsac who leads a band independent
soldier of fortune guerrillas.
This is a nice family film and it led to the Daktari TV series.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this