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William Holden to Star in Adventure Film "The Lion"

July 18, 1961 - William Holden (right) has been signed for a leading role in "The Lion," the adaptation of Joseph Kessel's novel, which 20th Century-Fox will produce in Kenya in October. The cast will also include Capucine (left), Trevor Howard and Pamela Franklin. The British CinemaScope adventure film will be directed by Jack Cardiff. In Kenya, when young Tina (Franklin) befriends a lion and embraces local customs, her mother (Capucine) summons Tina's American father (Holden) to help bring Tina back to civilization and give her a civilized upbringing.


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