| Action, Adventure, Comedy
Misadventures of an ambitious unlucky Irishman who goes on a long and arduous trip to Africa along with his wife and bumbling cousin in hopes of starting a trucking business there.
Second-unit director Elmo Williams screwed up a scene during shooting, filming an oversized colonial helmet for an actor. The only way to save him from producer Darryl F. Zanuck's wrath was for director Richard Fleischer, an old friend of Williams, to shoot many other scenes again, delete, burn already shot sequences with the oversized helmet; all this without saying anything to Zanuck. Years later, during shooting of The Longest Day (1962), part of which Williams directed, he and Zanuck became good friends. However, Zanuck and Fleischer eventually got into a long and bitter feud, and when it came time for Williams to choose between the two, he chose Zanuck, conveniently forgetting that it was Fleischer who saved his neck on this picture.
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.)