An English couple and a deposed ruler head for the border during a South American revolution.
Not since "The Guns of Navarone" has there been so mighty a drama of high adventure!...
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Did You Know?
Throughout filming, the film was known as "Act Of Mercy", the title of Francis Clifford's original novel. It was only at the last minute that title was changed to the meaningless "Guns Of Darkness"; the front office was worried about its box-office potential and thought the new name was more dramatic, as well as being similar to "The Guns Of Navarone", which had been a big hit for star David Niven the previous year. See more
When the airplane flies over the escaping trio, the sky is alternately very cloudy or clear. See more
[to his wife, Claire Jordan, as they shelter in a cave with rain pouring down outside
Look at the rain. It's like England. Do you remember when we first arrived in England? And you were expecting to find a country full of green lawns, and stately homes, and tall titled men in tweed suits, making witty remarks and eating cucumber sandwiches, hmm? Remember the first few weeks all we did was sit in the railway hotel and watch the rain, pouring down on Pennington Station... and not a Lord came near...