King Solomon's Mines (1950)

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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 … More

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Helen Deutsch
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 11, 2005
Runtime:
MGM Home Entertainment

Cast


as Allan Quatermain

as Elizabeth Curtis

as John Goode

as Van Brun aka Smith

as Eric Masters

as Umbopa

as Khiva

as Chief Gagool

as King Twala

as Kafa

as Blue Star

as Black Circle

as Austin

as Chief Gagool
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Critic Reviews for King Solomon's Mines

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Dated classic has colonial racial views.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
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.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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.

Full Review… | March 1, 2008
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.

Full Review… | March 24, 2005
Decent Films Guide

Audience Reviews for King Solomon's Mines

½

It's no Scaramouche, but it will do if you're in need of a Stewart Granger fix.

kenstachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

½

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.

codyfranklin2
cody franklin

Super Reviewer

½

Allan Quatermain takes us on an adventurous expedition through Africa. At times the story could use more excitement, but the cinematography was impressive. I enjoyed the spectacular footage of the African land and wildlife. (First and only viewing - 8/18/2014)

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