The Big Gamble (1961 film)

The Big Gamble
File:Poster of the movie The Big Gamble.jpg
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Starring Stephen Boyd
Juliette Gréco
David Wayne
Release date(s) July 1961
Running time 100 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Big Gamble is a 1961 adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer. It stars Stephen Boyd.

Plot

Vic Brennan is a sailor from Dublin who decides to use his family's fortune and move to Africa to open a truck-hauling business. He is accompanied by his wife, Marie, and a meek cousin, Samuel, who loses their documents, causing customs agents to seize some of their cargo.

As they proceed along the Ivory Coast, a plan occurs to Vic to purchase 300 cases of beer and deliver it to thirsty natives for sale. A German they encounter along the way, Kaltenberg, attempts to hijack it.

A feverish Samuel needs to be nursed back to health. He bravely dives into a raging river to save Vic from drowning. Their misfortune continues when the truck's brakes fail, causing it and their goods to go off a cliff. Just as all seems lost, though, they safely reach their final destination.

Cast

External links

  • Internet Movie Database


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