King Solomon's Mines (1950)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 12
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Nov 24, 1950 Wide
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 3,168
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
Nov 24, 1950 Wide
Jan 11, 2005
MGM Home Entertainment
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Corp. Munto Anampio
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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.
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.
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.
It is pleasant to look at, but it no longer passes for action and adventure these days.
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.
Classic of its adventure genre--colorful, exciting.
A real treasure, and not shown often enough these days
One of the top adventure films of all-time; beautiful African scenery.
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