Harry Watt

Name ID 1326

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Extract Date: 1951

Where No Vultures Fly - credits

Directed by

Harry Watt

Writing credits

W.P. Lipscomb

Leslie Norman

Tagline: An adventure story of savage Africa.

User Rating: 7.3/10 (6 votes)

Also Known As:

Ivory Hunter (1951) (USA)

Runtime: 107

Country: UK

Language: English

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Certification: Finland:K-8

Directed by

Harry Watt

Writing credits

W.P. Lipscomb

Leslie Norman

Ralph Smart

Harry Watt (story)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification

Anthony Steel .... Bob Payton

Dinah Sheridan .... Mary Payton

Harold Warrender .... Mannering

Meredith Edwards (I) .... Gwyl

William Simons .... Tim Payton

Orlando Martins .... M'Kwongi

rest of cast listed alphabetically

Jafeth Ananda .... Scarface (uncredited)

Phillip Birkinshaw .... District Commissioner (uncredited)

Andrew Cruickshank .... Governor

Kenneth Augustus Jeremy .... Watson (uncredited)

Johanna Kitau .... Kimolo (uncredited)

John Lawrence (III) .... 2nd Hunter (uncredited)

Jack Arundel Mallett .... Chief Game Warden (uncredited)

Paul N'Gei .... Ondego (uncredited)

Wallace Needham-Clark .... Chief Veterinary Officer (uncredited)

David Osieli .... Kali (uncredited)

Bartholomew Sketch .... Scarface's Brother (uncredited)

Edmund Stewart .... 1st Hunter (uncredited)

Produced by

Michael Balcon .... producer

Leslie Norman .... associate producer

Original music by

Alan Rawsthorne

Cinematography by

Paul Beeson (I)

Geoffrey Unsworth

Film Editing by

Jack Harris (I)

Gordon Stone (III)

Production Management

Edward Joseph .... production manager

Other crew

Ernest Irving .... musical director

Crew believed to be complete.

Extract ID: 3345

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Watt, Harry (Director) Where No Vultures Fly
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Extract Date: 1951

Production Team and Cast

Production Team

Director: Harry Watt.

Producer: Michael Balcon.

Associate Producer: Leslie Norman.

Script: W.P. Liscomb, Ralph Smart and Leslie Norman. (from a story by Harry Watt)

Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth. (Wildlife photography by Paul Beeson)

Editing: Gordon Stone.

Music: Alan Rawsthorne.


Anthony Steel Bob Payton

Dinah Sheridan Mary Peyton

William Simmons Tim Peyton

Harold Warrender Mannering

Meredith Edwards Gwyl

Orlando Martins M'Kwongi

Andrew Cruickshank Governor

Extract ID: 4295

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Watt, Harry (Director) Where No Vultures Fly
Page Number: b
Extract Date: 1951


Encouraged by Hal Mason, Michael Balcon's production controller and trouble-shooter who had been at the Studios from almost the start of the post-Basil Dean regime, Harry Watt was sent to East Africa on a story finding trip. The result was Where No Vultures Fly based on the real-life memoirs of Mervyn Cowie, who had made a reputation as a conservationist. In the film Anthony Steel played a Kenyan game warden, Bob Payton, who, distressed and revolted by the constant attrition of African fauna, decides to set about establishing a national park in Kenya. Having taken over some thousand square miles of territory, he has to do battle with the ivory poachers and hostile tribes who have been enlisted in their support, before he realises his dream, a land 'Where No Vultures Fly', the Mt. Kilimanjaro Game Preserve Park.

Shot in Technicolor by Geoffrey Unsworth, with special wildlife photography by Paul Beeson, the film is a capable travelogue but, at 107 minutes, far longer than any Ealing film since Scott of the Antarctic, with flat spots that could have been eliminated by tighter editing. Dinah Sheridan performed gracefully as Mrs Payton, and Harold Warrender played a villain who meets his just desserts. But the film acted as a timely and resounding appeal on behalf of the wildlife preservation cause, and received the accolade of selection as the Royal Film Performance presentation of 1951, which ensured that its box-office receipts were handsome.

Extract" George Perry: Forever Ealing.

Extract ID: 4294