Elephant Walk

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Elephant Walk is a 1954 Paramount Pictures film, directed by William Dieterle, and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch and Abraham Sofaer. It is based upon the novel Elephant Walk by "Robert Standish", the pseudonym of the English... read more
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Elephant Walk is a 1954 Paramount Pictures film, directed by William Dieterle, and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch and Abraham Sofaer. It is based upon the novel Elephant Walk by "Robert Standish", the pseudonym of the English novelist Digby George Gerahty (1898–1981). It was originally intended to star the husband and wife team of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh (with Olivier in the Finch role). However Olivier was already committed to the project The Beggar's Opera (1953). Leigh was enthusiastic about the role and continued in her husband's absence, but she was forced to withdraw from production shortly after filming began in Colombo, Ceylon, as a result of bipolar disorder. According to Leonard Maltin's annual Movie Guide book, Leigh can be seen in some long shots that were not re-filmed after Elizabeth Taylor replaced her.

Original Release

04/21/1953

US Release

04/21/1953

Cast

Elizabeth Taylor Ruth Wiley
Peter Finch John Wiley
Dana Andrews Dick Carver
Abraham Sofaer Appuhamy
Abner Biberman Dr. Pereira
Noel Drayton Planter Atkinson
Rosalind Ivan Mrs. Lakin
Barry Bernard Planter Strawson
Philip Tonge Planter John Ralph
Edward Ashley Planter Gordon Gregory
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William Dieterle

Writers

John Lee Mahin, Robert Standish

Cast

Elizabeth Taylor Ruth Wiley
Peter Finch John Wiley
Dana Andrews Dick Carver
Abraham Sofaer Appuhamy
Abner Biberman Dr. Pereira
Noel Drayton Planter Atkinson
Rosalind Ivan Mrs. Lakin
Barry Bernard Planter Strawson
Philip Tonge Planter John Ralph
Edward Ashley Planter Gordon Gregory
Leo Britt Planter Chisholm
Henry Carr Servant
Delmar Costello Native Patient
Eddie Das Servant
Jiva Raj De Alwis Servant
Charles Heard Planter
Victor Millan Koru - Servant
Adolfo Ornelas Car Servant
Satini Pualoa Foreman
Jack Raine Norbert

Producers

Editors

George Tomasini

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