Elephant Walk Reviews
It's always a treat to see Elizabeth Taylor. I kept trying to see if her eyes really are violet (they looked blue to me).
Saldy, Dana Andrews ate no prunes.
*Yes, I am aware of film styles of the time. That's no excuse.
*I tried watching this *four* times until I finally made it all the way through. Glad I did- I was rooting for the elephants the whole time.
Elephant Walk is a product of the 1950's and it's under-tone of post-war prosperity attests to that fact. Taylor is beautiful and principled and virtuous, the picture-perfect bride. Her husband, Edward Ashley, is struggling with the lingering specter of his over-bearing, recently deceased father and his own heart-felt compassion for his wife. Add to that a handsome plantation manager in the form of Dana Andrews and you've got the makings of a melodramatic love triangle.
The cinematography alone would make this film worth watching, but the sight of Elizabeth Taylor being pursued by a herd of rampaging elephants is the image that every classic movie fan will want to see. Elephant Walk isn't for everyone, but for those of you who can appreciate old-school Hollywood glamor and big budget studio productions it's highly recommended.