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Vic Brennan
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Cynthia
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Margaret Brennan
J.G. Devlin ...
The Driving Instructor (as Jimmy Devlin)
Philip O'Flynn ...
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Jess Hahn ...
Ferguson, The first mate
Alain Saury ...
Lieutenant Francois
Jacques Marin ...
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Across 30,000 Miles to the Fabled Ivory Coast!

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25 July 1961 (West Germany)  »

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Das große Wagnis  »

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Despite the fact that Stephen Boyd was born in Glengormley outside Belfast, this was the only time he appeared in a movie shot in Ireland. 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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Brilliant.
27 May 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I love this movie though I was very young when it was made and did not see it at the time. I thought it was fantastically well made. Very well acted by entire cast. But star of the film was the young boy Davey. I wonder what happened to the actor who played him, Fergal Stanley . Did he become a professional actor ? I imagine he is highly successful in his chosen field. Does anyone know did he make other films If so I would love to know. Top marks, highly recommended. Would love to hear others views on this and other films made around the same time with a similar theme that would be of interest and appeal to someone who loved The Big Gamble


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