Dark Of The Sun

Dark Of The Sun

Director: Jack Cardiff Cast: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Brown

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Overview

Curry (Rod Taylor) is a veteran soldier-of-fortune hired by the president of the Congo for a three day mission. He and native Congoan Ruffo (Jim Brown) are to oversee the safe passage of a train through hostile enemy territory and bring back some uncut diamonds and a human cargo of fugitives loyal to the Congo cause. The two employ the drunken Doctor Wreid (Kenneth More) and a suspicious ex-Nazi named Henlein (Peter Carsten). The quartet, along with 40 of the Congo's best soldiers, try to maneuver the train against the rebel forces and save the beautiful missionary Claire (Yvette Mimieux) at no extra charge. The action takes place in the wake of the political unrest that swept the Congo in the 1950s.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/22/2011
UPC: 0883316342909
Original Release: 1968
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 19,599

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rod Taylor Captain Bruce Curry
Yvette Mimieux Claire
Jim Brown Sergeant Ruffo
Kenneth More Dr. Wreid
Peter Carsten Henlein
Calvin Lockhart Ubi
Andre Morell Bussier
Guy Deghy Deluge
Bloke Modisane Cpl. Kataki
Olivier Despax Surrier
Alan Gifford Jansen
David Bauer Adams
Murray Kash Cochrane
John Serret Father Dominic
Danny D. Daniels Gen.Moses

Technical Credits
Jack Cardiff Director
Roy Baker Sound/Sound Designer
George Englund Producer
Jacques Loussier Score Composer
Cliff John Richardson Special Effects
Edward Scaife Cinematographer
Elliot Scott Art Director
Adrian Spies Screenwriter
Ernest Walter Editor
Quentin Werty Screenwriter

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Dark Of The Sun 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the bloodbath which was the Congo in the 1950s and early 1960s two mercenaries take on a mission which is enough to make your hair turn white. Up against a rapidly approaching, drug-crazed and well-armed rebel army the small band has to wait for a time clock to function in a deserted town before they can start the return journey with their incredibly valuable prize. A bloody train ambush, the rape of a town, the heartstopping act of betrayal by a member of the team and for a finale a brutal duel, the result of which forces the leader to face the consequences of his actions. The scenario is authentic - I was there at the same time as the film takes place. I dare you to leave the room while this is showing. If you enjoyed The Wild Geese then you will watch this one time and again and the soundrack music is every bit as haunting. Buy it!