Ride in the High Wind (South Africa: 1967)


David Millin

Cast list

Darren McGavin... Mike Gregory
Maria Perschy... Helena Hanson
Albert Lieven... Karl Du Val
Alison Seebohm... Maria Du Val
John Hayter... Major Dillon
Michael McGovern... Jack Dillon


Writer: George Harding


This film is also known as African Gold. It is about a pilot who barely survives a plane crash. When he awakes from the crash, he sees an abandoned wagon but does not think much of it. A couple luckily takes the pilot in, taking good care of him. They too also mention about the wagon a couple of times. When the pilot is ready to return home to Johannesburg, he learns that the wagon is supposedly filled with gold. He returns back to Southwestern Africa, with his son and his son’s girlfriend, where the plane crash happened to find this wagon. He meets with the couple that took him in again but this time, they take him as hostage. The wife ends up feeling guilty for kidnapping them and decides to free them, also costing her life. They end up finding the treasure in the cave but it turns out that it was actually lead and not gold.


User Review, African GoldInternet Movie Database (IMDb, website)

Academic Articles:

In Memoriam by Lionel Friedberg. American Cinematographer, Vol. 80, No. 9, (Sept. 1999), pp. 150


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Wild Season South Africa 1967 Emil Nofal
Ride in the High Wind South Africa 1967 David Millin
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