Where No Vultures Fly

Where No Vultures Fly

Where No Vultures Fly is a 1951 British adventure film directed by Harry Watt and starring Anthony Steel and Dinah Sheridan. It was released under the title Ivory Hunter in the United States. The film was inspired by the work of the conservationist Mervyn Cowie. The film's opening credits state that "the characters in this film are imaginary, but the story is based on the recent struggle of Mervyn Cowie to form the National Parks of Kenya." The title Where No Vultures Fly denotes areas where there are no dead animals.


The film is set in East Africa. It is about a game warden called Bob Payton (Anthony Steel). He is horrified by the destruction of wild animals by ivory hunters. He establishes a wildlife sanctuary. He is attacked by wild animals and must contend with a villainous ivory poacher (Harold Warrender).

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    contentLocation Kenya
    director Harry Watt
    editor Jack Harris
    genre adventure
    keywords attack east africa game warden horrify ivory poach poacher wild animal
    musicBy Alan Rawsthorne
    producer Michael Balcon
    productionCompany Ealing Films
    publisher General Film Distributors Universal-International
    recordedAt Kenya