During the Vietnam War, a village that American forces are using to spy on the Ho Chi Minh Trail has its sacred elephant killed by the North Vietnamese Army because they were cooperating with the Americans. The villagers need an elephant for a ceremony that will occur within the week. Captain Sam Cahill, an easygoing man who is heading home, and his hotheaded replacement Captain TC Doyle scrounge up another elephant with the help of sneaky supply chief warrant officer David Poole, luckless farmboy Lawrence Farley, and short-timer Harvey Ashford, and transport it across South Vietnam to get it to the village on time, running into all sorts of transport problems, personality conflicts, and an NVA squad that wants the Americans out of the village. Written by
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A Top-Secret Mission Of Gigantic Proportions!
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It only took six weeks to shoot the scenes with the elephant replicas. See more
In the ending credits, the Fairchild C-123 Provider used in the elephant drop is misidentified as a Lockheed C-130 Hercules. See more
Gilman, may I remind you that I have friends who have absolutely no regard for the sanctity of human life? I pick up the phone, I have your head in a bag on my desk tomorrow morning.
WHEN I SEE AN ELEPHANT FLY
Written by Ned Washington
and Oliver Wallace
Performed by Cliff Edwards
, Jim Carmichael
and the Hall-Johnson Choir
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