This is a lighthearted attempt at making a modern-day story of Moses with Mitchum as the star. It works only partially, as Mitchum doesn't have the wherewithal to carry such a heavy load. He's an American con man, phony doctor, and sometime diamond smuggler operating in Africa. He is
tossed into a river by a group of irate Africans who are wiser than he gives them credit for. Floating downstream, he lands in the bulrushes (is this literal enough for you?) next to a village that is about to be flooded as part of a government dam project. He's rescued by Baker, the daughter of
the resident missionary, Knox, who is trying to convince the natives that they have to leav...