The Roots of Heaven (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Roots of Heaven (1958)

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In this film, Trevor Howard plays an idealist who has gone into Africa in hopes of saving the elephants from extinction. At first regarded as a crank, Howard demonstrates his seriousness and dedication. As Howard's crusade gains momentum, several opportunists go along with him.

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Cast

Errol Flynn
as Forsythe
Eddie Albert
as Abe Fields
Orson Welles
as Cy Sedgewick
Paul Lukas
as SaintDenis
Andre Luguet
as Governor
Edric Connor
as Waitari
Oliver Hussenot
as The Baron
Pierre Dudan
as Maj. Scholscher
Marc Doelnitz
as De Vries
Dan Jackson
as Madjumba
Habib Benglia
as Korotoro
Assane Fall
as Inguele
Francis De Wolff
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...

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