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Water for Elephants

Hal Holbrook and his tragic, true connection to Water for Elephants

In Water for Elephants, legendary star Hal Holbrook plays a retired circus veterinarian who, as a young man, left college and jumped a freight train to join a Depression-era circus. With heratbreaking candor, Holbrook tells Bill Newcott about his own deeply disturbed father, who abandoned him as a child and took off for life riding the rails as a hobo.

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