Fast-paced direction and action-filled scenes make this production first-rate, as does the exceptional acting by John Mills as Howard Hayes, a Briton living in Africa. Hayes imports two Texas cowboys (Hugh O'Brian and Tom Nardini) to round up thousands of wild animals that are being
systematically killed and on the verge of extinction. The good guys are opposed by a ruthless hunter who presents obstacles to their plan. Action and beautiful scenery abound in this film, which offers a worthwhile lesson on the need for conservation. It served as the pilot for the TV series
"Cowboy in Africa."