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The Big Gamble (1961)

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Vic Brennan
Juliette Gréco ...
Marie
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Samuel Brennan
Gregory Ratoff ...
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
Jess Hahn ...
Ferguson, The first mate
Alain Saury ...
Lieutenant Francois
Jacques Marin ...
The Hotel Clerk
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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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Stephen Boyd nearly drowned while shooting this film. He was saved by co-star David Wayne, according to Boyd in a December 11, 1960 appearance as a Mystery Guest on What's My Line? (1950). See more »

Goofs

The floating tree branch that hits Vic is the same one that Samuel watched float by hours earlier. (Samuel saw the branch when they got stuck in the river, Vic got hit when the truck was nearly unloaded of nearly 300 cases of beer.) 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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