Elephant Walk
Elephant Walk (1954)

Set in Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka), this melodrama chronicles the love triangle between a the owner of a tea plantation, his reluctant bride and a handsome handy man.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 12, 2005
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Elephant Walk, though hardly a work of art, is an astonishingly neat feat of manufacture.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I was 11 when I saw William Dieterle's 1954 adaptation of the Robert Standish novel Elephant Walk... and I loved it, though I don't know what I'd think today.

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Steve Crum

Until the elephants actually stampede the palace, this Liz Taylor vehicle is pretty talky drama.

Variety Staff

Robert Standish's novel about life among the pekoe-planters rates a sprawling script and direction that lacks attention-holding pace from William Dieterle.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Delirious mixture of romance and melodrama, with gorgeous location shooting.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Nothing more than a mundane soap opera melodrama.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Unfortunately, the script that John Lee Mahin prepared from the Robert Standish book is lengthy and hackneyed in the build-up, and William Dieterle's direction does not provide anything more than gaudy panoramas of a tropical palace to fascinate the eye.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The lush Griggs cinematography and rich Waxman score enhance an otherwise lightweight movie.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...astonishingly bad...

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A wealthy tea tycoon sweeps small-town Elizabeth Taylor off her feet and carries her away to his remote jungle plantation in Ceylon. Once there, his young… More