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In his 2008 autobiography "My Word Is My Bond", Sir Roger Moore recalled that Lee Marvin got into a fight with Japanese journalists at an airport while making this movie. He said Marvin still hated the Japanese because of his war experiences.
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Sir Roger Moore played the young love interest, although he was forty-seven-years-old in real-life.
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Sir Roger Moore and Lee Marvin got into a fight during filming, which Moore won. Marvin recalled, "The guy is built like granite. Nobody will ever underestimate him again."
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The story of this movie was inspired by one of the most spectacular and adventurous events that took place during World War I, in German East Africa, later Tanganyika, later Tanzania, in late 1914 to early 1915, known as the Battle of Rufiji Delta, in which the German light cruiser S.M.S. Königsberg was blockaded, and finally sunk by various British units.
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There was enormous controversy about this movie being made in South Africa under the Apartheid regime. Sir Roger Moore was also heavily criticized for making Gold (1974) and The Wild Geese (1978) in South Africa during the Apartheid era.
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This movie was first announced in 1969, six years before it was eventually filmed. At that time, publicity stated that the film would be made by Cinerama, Inc. But in the end, the movie took several years to get financed, and was not shot in Cinerama.
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Lee Marvin was less than four years older than Sir Roger Moore.
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Publicity for this movie declared that it was "The greatest African adventure ever filmed", and "An epic so vast, it took two years to create, and a whole continent to contain."
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This was the second of two filmed adaptations of novels by Wilbur Smith that featured Sir Roger Moore. The first had been Gold (1974). Both were directed by Peter R. Hunt.
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Scenes that featured the German language in one version of the movie, are not subtitled into English, yet another version exists where the Germans speak in English.
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Sir Roger Moore and Director Peter R. Hunt had long associations with the James Bond film franchise, the former starring as the character, and the latter as Editor and Director of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), but Hunt never directed Moore when he was playing Bond.
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Sir Roger Moore says in his biography that Lee Marvin once took a baby in his arms while he was drunk, and then the child collapsed because of the alcohol smell.
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The time and place the movie is set is Zanzibar and German East Africa in 1913.
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One of four Africa-set and shot movies, in which Sir Roger Moore appeared, during the 1970s. The others being Gold (1974), The Wild Geese (1978), and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
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This movie was released eight years after the source novel was published.
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The time that the bomb was set to go off, on the German battle cruiser S.M.S. Blücher, was 6 a.m.
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The names of German boats featured in the movie were the river boat "Wilheim" and the World War I-era battle cruiser "Blücher".
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The date and place where the marriage ceremony took place, was the Delgado Church on February 18, 1914.
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Several of the creative team on this movie had worked on Wilbur Smith adaptation of "Gold Mine" (1970), filmed as Gold (1974).
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The movie's trailer declared the following written statement: "This story is based on a remarkable, but true incident that took place in Africa in 1913, before the Great War, when the world was very different."
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Final of two cinema movie collaborations of Sir Roger Moore and Peter R. Hunt. The first had been Gold (1974). Both were adaptations of novels by Wilbur Smith. Hunt also had previously directed Moore in an episode of The Persuaders! (1971).
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This movie included such story elements as, "exotic tropical settings, man-eating crocodiles, air and sea combat, shipwreck, big game hunting, natives on a rampage, ticking time bombs, rape and fire, malaria", according to "Variety".
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Some movie posters featured a long text preamble that read: "Filmed with all the spectacle of 'King Solomon's Mines', the drama of 'African Queen', the passion of 'Snows of Kilimanjaro' and the majesty of 'Lawrence of Arabia'. It is a spectacular adventure you will always remember and a beautiful love story you will never forget."
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The opening title card read: "Zanzibar Africa, 1913".
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The movie rights to Wilbur Smith's source novel were acquired by Producer Michael Klinger in the late 1960s.
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Stephen Patrick Azzopardi's first movie.
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Captain Da Silva speaks with Spanish vocabulary (Señorita) despite being Portuguese.
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The ending of the movie was changed from Wilbur Smith's source novel, where in the book, all three main characters don't survive.
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