Elephant Walk details
|Starring:||Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Abner Biberman, Abraham Sofaer, Peter Finch|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
Most helpful review
Elephants on the marchBy Fleurdelys from London , 22 Oct 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Made in 1950's with Peter Finch and Elizabeth Taylor who was cast when Vivien Leigh dropped out. Has some resemblance to the plot of du Maurier's Rebecca: young woman (Taylor) wooed by romantic suitor (Finch) in the home counties marries speedily and travels with new husband to Ceylon, where new husband is a millionnaire tea planter.
Unfortunately there are no other women around and all the men are under the spell of Finch's deceased father (the 'Rebecca' figure). The Mrs Danvers figure is a sinister Brahmin servant, male, but he turns out to be benign.
Interesting melodramaBy a customer , 06 May 2013An unusual melodrama from the 1950s. Peter Finch and the other actors get to grips with their roles well. The last scenes/ending are a bit daft, but overall the film is enjoyable.
Lovely /interestingBy PanDora2 (1 review) , 01 Feb 2013Really enjoyed this film Wish they made more films nowadays like this Great acting in a lovely setting Great for that feeling of escapism
Good underated film with a great ending plus Liz T.By a customer , 20 Aug 2012I really enjoyed this film from beginning to end. Shot almost in Sry Lanka the landscape is beautiful. The mansion where Liz and her new husband live is superb but it looks was built for this movie because at the end is destroyed by the elephants .In an age of almost not special effects the ending is great. many people wonder how they do it with this beautiful animals. Also Liz and his admirer(Dana Andrews) paid a visit to the reclining Buddha and his companion Andana in one of the mayor archeological sites 'Polonnarua' Plus the beautiful elizabeth Taylor in her prime. What else you want?
"Rebecca" with pachydermsBy rtb (131 reviews) from London , 13 Jun 2010Good, solidly crafted film. Draws very heavily on du Mauriers' 'Rebecca' - all the plot elements are there; the new bride, the established household routines that she cannot change, the creepy servant wedded to the past, the overbearing character who's already dead but whose presence permeates the entire story - in fact it would be interesting to explore whether the author of the book this is based on was familar with the du Maurier novel.
Although looking slightly old-fashioned and a little studio-bound its still a good watch, and Taylor never looked more beautiful. It would be interesting to speculate how Vivien Leigh would have played the part. I suspect it would have been even better than Taylor's portrayal.
great endingBy grammargirl (45 reviews) from OTLEY , 06 Apr 2009I saw this as a little girl in the late 70's and always remembered the ending, which is still excellent, but could not recall the plot. The storyline is reminiscent of 'Rebecca' where a naive young bride is taken to the back of beyond in some foreign climes by her posh, charming new husband. However on arrival in the magnificent house it turns out that said husband wants to continue partying in Bachelor fashion with his boorish, drunken pals every night, leaving his wife to fend for herself with every move watched by the very strange manservant, who enjoys talking to the tomb of the dead master buried in the garden and at his bedroom shrine! Quite why the wife does not run away with the caring Dick is beyond me but the elephants have the last say with a spectacular ending. Well worth watching.