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19 June 1962 (USA) See more »
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In September, 1959, six Europeans leave Cook's Bay on the southern coast of Dutch New Guinea, now West Papua or Irian Jaya... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order)
Gerard Delloye ... Himself
Tony Saulnier ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herve de Maigret ... Himself
William Dexter ... Narrator (English version) (as William Peacock)
Jan Sneep ... Himself

Directed by
Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau 

Produced by
Arthur Cohn .... producer
René Lafuite .... producer
Original Music by
Jacques Lasry 
Cinematography by
Jean Bardes-Pages 
Gilbert Sarthre 
Film Editing by
Georges Arnstam 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerard Delloye .... assistant director
Sound Department
Herve de Maigret .... sound

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92 min
Color (Agfacolor)
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Referenced in Mafioso (1962)See more »


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Help is only a radio away..., 10 January 1999
Author: dogbowl from United States

When I was growing up I imagined adventurers to be fearless daredevils who travelled into unknown lands by themselves. Boy was I wrong. Apparently the only people who could afford to travel in the older days were rich society men who you can bet would never carry anything by themselves. This documentary was the academy award in 1960, but when viewed by today's standards looks like it is full of a bunch of whimps. The "adventurers" never lift a finger themselves and when any sort of danger arrives they radio for help. Having supplies airlifted to you at the drop of a dime isn't very impressive if you ask me.

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