King Solomon's mines

United States, 1950

Film
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Perhaps no film in history has ever captured the languid and treacherous beauty of the jungle as has this shot on location spectacular based on H. Rider Haggard’s colossal tale. Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr and Richard Carlson are thoroughly convincing as three adventurers on a perilous quest in the wilds of darkest Africa. At her beguiling best, Deborah Kerr plays a prim English lady whose husband has vanished into the jungle while searching for the legendary mines of King Solomon. Stewart Granger’s portrayal of Allan Quartermain, “white hunter” and reluctant leader of the danger fraught expedition, is one of the finest roles of his swashbuckling career. “King Solomon’s Mines” offers a colourful palette of action, danger, suspense, drama and romance. Particularly exciting are the extraordinary animal stampedes captured by Robert Sutees’ Oscar winning cinematography.

Credits

co-director

Andrew Marton

Compton Bennett

producer

Sam Zimbalist

production company

United Artists Corporation

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Duration

01:43:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1950

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325366

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Action & Adventure

Action & Adventure → Swashbucklers

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

History → Swashbucklers

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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