A virtual remake of KING SOLOMON'S MINES, this film stars Taylor as an uncivil civil engineer assigned to survey the Kenyan bush and forest for a prospective railroad line. Previously, the task had been undertaken by Aubrey's father and fiance, both of whom have been missing for some time.
Aubrey shows up and gets Taylor to allow her to join in his expedition, and Newley also signs on as comic relief. Taylor rounds out his party from a group of convicts--the only natives willing to brave the unspeakable evils of the interior, their freedom being their payment. Taylor's surveying
safari snakes its way through a bevy of beasts, a veritable Noah's Ark of stock shots, ...