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The Roots of Heaven (1958)

Not Rated
126 min | Adventure, Drama

In French Equitorial Africa, an idealist ecologist starts a campaign of public awareness to help save the African elephants from extinction.
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Romain Gary (novel "Les Racines du Ciel") (screenplay) | Patrick Leigh-Fermor (screenplay)
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$4,500,000
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Release date
Oct 15, 1958 (United States)

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Errol Flynn
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Juliette Gréco
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Eddie Albert
Abe Fields Abe Fields   See fewer
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Orson Welles
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Paul Lukas
Saint Denis Saint Denis   See fewer
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Herbert Lom
Orsini Orsini   See fewer
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André Luguet
Governor Governor   See fewer
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Friedrich von Ledebur
Peer Qvist (as Friedrich Ledebur) Peer Qvist (as Friedrich Ledebur)   See fewer
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Edric Connor
Waitari Waitari   See fewer
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Pierre Dudan
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Marc Doelnitz
De Vries De Vries   See fewer
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Francis De Wolff
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Dan Jackson
Madjumba Madjumba   See fewer
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Maurice de Canonge
Haas (as Maurice Cannon) Haas (as Maurice Cannon)   See fewer
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Jacques Marin
Cerisot Cerisot   See fewer
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Habib Benglia
Korotoro Korotoro   See fewer
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Bachir Touré
Yussef Yussef   See fewer
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Alain Saury
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Hassane Fall
Inguele (as Assane Fall) Inguele (as Assane Fall)   See fewer
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Colin Drake
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Hans Verner
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6.5 / 10 | 772 votes