The Roots of Heaven (1958)

The Roots of Heaven





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Romain Gary's best-selling novel The Roots of Heaven was adapted to film in Cinemascope and DeLuxe Color by producer Darryl F. Zanuck. Though billed third, Trevor Howard plays the central character, an idealist who has gone into Africa in hopes of saving the elephants from extinction. At first regarded as a crank, Howard shows he's not kidding by taking a shot at the posterior of a pompous news commentator (Orson Welles). As Howard's crusade gains momentum, several opportunists go along with … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
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Written By: Romain Gary, Patrick Leigh-Fermor
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20th Century Fox


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as Cy Sedgewick

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as The Baron

as Maj. Scholscher

as De Vries

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as Korotoro

as Inguele

as Father Fargue
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...a different kind of African wildlife adventure: the heroes are early eco-warriors, animals rights activists who take on both private elephant poachers and government indifference...

Full Review… | February 19, 2012
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