Elephant Walk
Elephant Walk (1954)

Elephant Walk was several weeks into production when the film's original leading lady, Vivien Leigh, was replaced by Elizabeth Taylor (you can still see Leigh in a few long shots). Based on a novel by Robert Standish, the film casts… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 21, 1954
DVD 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

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