The Flame Trees of Thika (1982)


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Based on an autobiographical novel by Elspeth Huxley, this 1981 film tells the story of the Grant family -- little Elspeth (Holly Aird) and her parents, Robin (David Robb) and Tilly (Hayley Mills) -- after they arrive in Kenya to start a coffee plantation. The episodic production begins when a lion greets the horse-drawn carriage transporting Tilly and Elspeth to the site of the plantation. Tilly stares the lion down with the help of a poised shotgun, demonstrating her resolve to make a go of it … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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On DVD: Mar 29, 2005
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as Tilly Grant

as Robin Grant

as Elspeth Grant

as Lettice Palmer

as Hereward Palmer

as Ian Crawfurd

as Alec Wilson

as Mrs. Nimmo

as Njombo

as Chief Kupanya
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Delightful and deeply affecting, in that way that genuine, heartfelt stories about growing up can often be...

Full Review… | March 22, 2005
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