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King Solomon's Mines (1950)




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This film 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.

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Stewart Granger
as Allan Quatermain
Deborah Kerr
as Elizabeth Curtis
Richard Carlson
as John Goode
Hugo Haas
as Van Brun aka Smith
Lowell Gilmore
as Eric Masters
as Umbopa
as Khiva
as Chief Gagool
as King Twala
as Kafa
as Blue Star
as Black Circle
as Chief Gagool
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Critic Reviews for King Solomon's Mines

All Critics (12)

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

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

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

Full Review… | January 17, 2005
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.

Full Review… | January 11, 2005
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for King Solomon's Mines


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)

Adam R
Adam R

★★★1/2 (out of four) Today we have great CGI and amazing stunts, yet there just doesn't seem to be as much thought going into many of the adventure films of the modern era. "King Solomon's Mines" shows how egaging a movie can be when more effort is put into the actual storytelling. Deborah Kerr stars as a woman who has lost contact with her husband. He had traveled to Africa in search of the long lost diamond mines that belonged to King Solomon. She hires Alan Quartermaine (Stewart Granger) to guide her into the deep jungles of the African continent. This was a remake of a 1930's film and then was also remade in the 1980's with Richard Chamberlain in the lead. The 1950 version is exciting and colorful, a real treat for film viewers. [IMG][/IMG]

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

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

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