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Vic Brennan
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Marie
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Samuel Brennan
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Kaltenberg
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Aunt Cathleen
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Customs Official
Marie Kean ...
Cynthia
Harold Goldblatt ...
The Priest
Maureen O'Dea ...
Margaret Brennan
J.G. Devlin ...
The Driving Instructor (as Jimmy Devlin)
Philip O'Flynn ...
John Brennan
Fergal Stanley ...
Davey Brennan
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Ferguson, The first mate
Alain Saury ...
Lieutenant Francois
Jacques Marin ...
The Hotel Clerk
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Vic Brennan persuades his family to put up money for him to leave Dublin for the remote African town of Jebanda in order to start up a truck-hauling business. The family agrees to give Vic the money under the stipulation that his cousin Samuel goes with him to protect their investment.

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irish | truck | africa | adventurer | See All (4) »

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Across 30,000 Miles to the Fabled Ivory Coast! See more »

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25 July 1961 (West Germany)  »

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Das große Wagnis  »

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Darryl Zanuck behaved very badly on the set according to director Fleischer. He was not only there for scenes involving girlfriend Juliette Greco but for the other actors as well - including rehearsals. He sat in his chair smoking a cigar but not looking up from the script ON the set, something that Fleischer had never seen before or since. If an actor had to move, he had to move around Zanuck. See more »

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The tailgate on the truck changes from open to closed several times when the truck is stuck in the river bed. See more »

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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 11 December 1960 (1960) See more »

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A fun movie to watch... Should be called the lorry...
16 November 2002 | by (Ohio, U.S.) – See all my reviews

This movie about the struggles of a crew of three to get a lorry filled with a cargo of beer to it's final destination was a favorite late-night movie of my sister's (and mine). The story, at times, left something to be desired...but the acting was good, and the emotions of the characters really came through. (Imagine how you would feel if you were stuck delivering a truck full of beer to some remote village, and everything that could go wrong, did.) I gave it a ten. (Nostalgia probably played a part in that rating.) Definitely worth the watch... if you can find it, that is.


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