Stars Billy Fury (Britain's answer to Elvis Presley) and features cameos from some other stars from the sixties, with Bobby Vee, Helen Shapiro and Shane Fenton (better known as Alvin ... See full summary »
Michael Anderson Jr.,
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An American insurance investigator is sent to Rhodesia to investigate the mysterious death of a diamond broker who drowned whilst diving off the coast. The broker was insured for $1 million so the insurerers are suspicious.Written by
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Dana Andrews says to Jeanne Crain, "Destiny seems to insist on throwing us together." They had in fact worked together in State Fair the previous decade; and two more times after: Madison Avenue (1961) and Hot Rods to Hell (1967). In State Fair and this movie, they meet, and have a romance at the very end. In Madison Avenue they had been dating sporadically, and basically use each other. And Hot Rods to Hell is the only picture in which they play a married couple. See more »
The same shot of a lion approaching is used when Scott is lion hunting and when Marian is threatened by one in the jungle. See more »
For its first half, the tone is fairly light-hearted as its American hero ambles about London (complete with a fleeting appearance by Paul Carpenter who would soon make a career out of starring in this sort of nonsense) before taking a slow boat to Northern Rhodesia; which is where the money has really been spent, and the matte work largely ends and the location work starts.
Ripe with saturated Technicolor, some of the jungle photography is magnificent; although you can usually see throughout where the studio ends and the second unit begins.
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