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King Solomon's Mines (1950)

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Release Date: Nov 24, 1950 Wide

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MGM's expensive remake of the 1937 British adventure film King Solomon's Mines stars Stewart Granger as fearless-explorer Alan Quartermaine, and Deborah Kerr as the spunky Irish lass who hires him on to locate her husband. Kerr's spouse has disappeared somewhere in Africa while attempting to unearth the long-lost diamond mines of King Solomon. Quartermaine wants no part of so risky an undertaking until Kerr waves 5000 pounds of sterling under his nose. Coming upon a Watusi tribe, the explorers

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Helen Deutsch

Jan 11, 2005

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (1) | DVD (4)

Dated classic has colonial racial views.

December 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Of the half a dozen screen versions, MGM's 1950 remake of the 1937 British adventure is arguably the most lavish and entertaining, deservedly winning the Oscars for cinematography and editing.

March 25, 2009 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

A spectacular adventure story with a smidgin of romance, King Solomon's Mines is exciting enough and adventurous enough and wholesome enough for the whole family.

March 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Doesn't quite fulfill its promise, in part because the title destination is too obviously a MacGuffin in which the film ultimately doesn't even feign mild interest.

March 24, 2005 Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide
Decent Films Guide

It is pleasant to look at, but it no longer passes for action and adventure these days.

January 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

This is not your modern slam-bang action movie...but, rather, it's a pure adventure film, with an emphasis on realistic dangers and believable excitement.

January 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Classic of its adventure genre--colorful, exciting.

October 25, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

A real treasure, and not shown often enough these days

December 19, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

One of the top adventure films of all-time; beautiful African scenery.

October 5, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

MGM's elegant remake of the superior 1937 version.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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It's no Scaramouche, but it will do if you're in need of a Stewart Granger fix.
July 9, 2011
kenstachnik

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Enjoyable adventure film with alot of on location filming that looks great.I've seen the Richard Chamberlain version from the '80's, which was hokey and just a cheap version of Raiders Of The Lost Ark. I was expecting this film to be a bit of the same, but I was shocked that it is just a safari story. It has more emphasis on exploration,interaction with wild animals and tribes than adventure and booby traps. The Mines are shown in the last 15 minutes and there is hardly any attention given to their discovery, which does make for a odd ending. Granger is charming, tough, and really carries the movie that made him a star.
December 12, 2008
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