The Big Gamble

The Big Gamble

Stephen Boyd
Director: Richard Fleischer, Elmo Williams Cast: Stephen Boyd
Stephen Boyd
, Juliette Gréco
Juliette Gréco
Richard Fleischer, Elmo Williams,

DVD (Full Frame)



This adventure melodrama concerns Vic Brennan (Stephen Boyd), who persuades his family to put up money for him to leave Dublin for the remote African town of Jebanda in order to start up a truck-hauling business. The family agrees to give Vic the money under the stipulation that his cousin Samuel (David Wayne), a bank clerk, go with him to protect their investment. Vic and Samuel arrive in the Ivory Coast along with Vic's bride Marie (Juliette Greco). Samuel loses their customs papers, and Vic's truck is impounded. Luckily, Marie recognizes a friend, a French naval captain, and he gets Vic's truck released. They then proceed onward toward Jebanda, but they have nothing but bad luck along the way --their truck crashes into a tree, and Vic has to bribe the natives with some beer to get the tree removed; a German guide tries to steal their cargo; and the African sun makes Samuel delirious, and he declares his love for Marie. Finally, the truck reaches a raging river. They try to cross it, and Vic is knocked unconscious by a log. Samuel must now find the courage to rescue Vic and continue on to Jebanda.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2016
UPC: 0024543294887
Original Release: 1961
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:40:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stephen Boyd Vic Brennan
Juliette Gréco Marie Brennan
David Wayne Samuel Brennan
Gregory Ratoff Kaltenberg
Fernand Ledoux High Official
Sybil Thorndike Aunt Cathleen
Harold Goldblatt Father Fredrick
Philip O'Flynn John Brennan
Alain Saury Naval Lieutenant
J.G. Devlin Irish Truck Driver
Jacques Marin Hotel Manager
Jess Hahn 1st Mate

Technical Credits
Richard Fleischer Director
Elmo Williams Director
Jean D'Eaubonne Art Director
Roger Dwyre Editor
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
William C. Mellor Cinematographer
Henri Persin Cinematographer
Irwin Shaw Screenwriter
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

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