||NSS: 63/3 Original linen backed film poster for The Lion. "Only a brave man goes after the lion ... Only a fool goes after the lion's mate...." Old African Proverb. In the bush country of Kenya "The Lion" stands for the Male of Males ... Taking what he wants. This is the story of two such men... Fighting for a woman each had loved ~ who called them both father! A Samuel g. Engel production. William Holden; Trevor Howard Capucine. Directed by Jack Cardiff. Screenplay by Irene Kamp and Louis Kamp. CinemaScope.