James B. Parker, who played the Air Force sergeant in the film, was killed during the filming of the river rafting sequence when the raft he was on capsized, drowning him and destroying the Cinerama camera that had been lashed to the bow. See more »
There are no opening logos or credits. All the credits, including the title, come at the end of the film. See more »
This was actually the first Cinerama film at the Cinerama Festival that I saw. Being an original print, in fact the very last known of its kind, the color was somewhat pink throughout most of this picture. Despite the discoloration, I actually enjoyed this most of all the films I saw during the week (SFP, Windjammer & This is Cinerama). I even caught a glimpse of some reds, greens and yellows in the Royal Parade in Katmandu. To me, this represented the closest vision of the true goal of a Cinerama film - to thrill, educate and captivate. I had such fun I left the theater feeling like I had actually visited the places we went in the film. This film had it all - had it been released in summer of '57 it could have been a blockbuster!
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