PG | | Adventure, Thriller
A South African gold mine manager discovers a plot hatched by the mine owners and London bankers to flood the mine in order to curb gold production and consequently manipulate its price on the stock markets.
The movie was only released as part of a double bill in the U.S.
Rod Slater (Roger Moore):
And you really believe this is fool-proof?
Manfred Steyner: It's the work of experts.
Rod Slater (Roger Moore): That depends on what one thinks of experts, doesn't it?
Manfred Steyner: And what do you think of experts, Mr. Slater?
Rod Slater (Roger Moore): Well, sometimes they're right and sometimes they're wrong, but they don't do the ...
Once the news comes through that the mine is safe, the two villains watching get into a cat and mouse situation, with one attempting to run the other down using their Rolls-Royce. This culminates with the man on foot throwing a rock at and hitting the windscreen, causing the driver to lose control. But the shot from the throwers' point-of-view of the approaching car (his last sight) shows the windscreen undamaged.
The original UK cinema version was heavily cut for an 'A' (PG) certificate by the BBFC with reductions to the amputation scene, and heavy edits to the fight scenes between King and Kowalski, and to shots of Steyner being pursued and hit by a car. The cuts were fully restored in later releases and the certificate upgraded to a '12'.