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that could sell the movie to a wider audience.
During production, director/star Noel Marshall was attacked and severely injured by one of the lions in the film. He was hospitalized and it took him several years to completely recover from his injuries.
During filming in 1977, Melanie Griffith was mauled by a lion and required plastic surgery.
reportedly received fifty stitches to her face. Griffith
Tippi Hedren fractured a leg during production when an elephant bucked her off its back when she was riding on top. Moreover, also during production, Hedren was bitten on the back of her head by a lioness called Sheri. Hedren received thirty-eight stitches to the open wound.
Assistant Director Doron Kauper was attacked and mauled by a lion during production filming of this picture. Kauper's throat was bitten open from whereupon the lion proceeded to bite his jaw and attempted to rip an ear off. Reportedly, this attack on Kauper almost cost him his life.
John Marshall was bitten by a lion during production filming of this picture and required fifty-six stitches.
Jerry Marshall, whilst wearing tennis shoes, was bitten on the foot by a lion during production filming of this picture.
The whole movie was shot on the ranch owned by husband and wife Noel Marshall (who funded the movie from the money he made from producing The Exorcist) and Tippi Hedren and starring more or less the whole family, playing themselves, shot on location in