King Solomon's Mines (1937)
Average Rating: 6.9/10
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Release Date: Jul 26, 1937 Wide
Average Rating: 3.1/5
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The first of three talkie versions of H. Rider Haggard's adventure novel King Solomon's Mine was produced by British Gaumont. While Cedric Hardwicke plays the nominal leading role of explorer Alan Quartermaine, top billing goes to African-American singing-star Paul Robeson, who plays dauntless native- guide Umbopa. The plot gets under way when Anna Lee organizes an expedition to locate her father, who has disappeared in the wilds of Africa while searching for King Solomon's Mines, a legendary
Jul 26, 1937 Wide
Sep 18, 2001
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Dated [but] still of interest production values and special effects are impressive for the period makes good use of authentic African locations and performers.
Fascinating to compare this with more famous remake.
Fairly engaging adventure yarn with good songs.
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