Cinema: New Picture, Nov. 3, 1958

The Roots of Heaven (Darryl F. Zanuck; 20th Century-Fox), adapted from Remain Gary's international bestseller (TIME, Jan. 20), appears to be one of those movies that are more exciting to make than to see. To make this one, Holly woodsman Darryl Zanuck and 130 dauntless actors and technicians were flown into darkest Africa to the searing barrens beyond the Hill of the Demons in the French Cameroons. The demons did not appear personally, but the place was hell, all right. By day the temperature stood as high as 140°, at night it never sank...

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