Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.
J. Lee Thompson
Three adventurers lead an expedition into darkest Africa in search of the treasure of King Solomon, and on the way encounter hostile natives, volcanoes, dinosaurs and a lost Phoenician city ruled by a beautiful queen.
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Guide Allan Quatermain helps a young lady (Beth) find her lost husband somewhere in Africa. It's a spectacular adventure story with romance, because while they fight with wild animals and cannibals, they fall in love. Will they find the lost husband and finish the nice connection? Written by
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The wonderful book by H. Rider Haggard "King Salomon's Mines" was
beautifully adapted for the screen by Helen Deutsch. The film entirely
shot in Africa has a lot going for it in Robert Surtees excellent
cinematography. This is a film that is good for viewing by all ages,
but young minds will probably will find it more to their taste because
of the long trek the three principals take into the unknown.
This film boasts two directors, Compton Bennett and Andrew Marton! The
film is set in Africa. At the beginning of the film we watch Allan
Quattermain who is guiding a group in a safari and a herd of elephants
come near and one is killed. We watch in horror as the others rally
around the dead animal in an almost human display of emotions.
Quartermain is contacted by Elizabeth Curtis, a woman that wants to
locate her husband who has come to the region in search of the
legendary diamond mines of King Solomon's. He is reluctant, but since
she meets his price, the excursion is organized. What Mrs. Curtis, or
Quartermain, or even the third member of the mission, Jack Goode, don't
realize at the outset of the trip is what they are in for! The trek
turns into one of the most extraordinary adventures ever filmed. Some
of the scenes involving wild animals are incredible. In fact, some of
the things this party has to deal with are amazing. Especially
impressive is the stampede sequence when one watch in horror how all
these wild animals are running amok.
Stewart Granger is Quartermain, the jaded Englishman living in that
remote spot. He loves it there and would never go back to his country.
Mr. Granger was perfect for this type of film in which he clearly
excelled. Deborah Kerr plays the English lady in search for her
husband. She sticks out like a sore thumb, but in the end, she proves
to have a strength we didn't give her credit for. Ms. Kerr was always a
good in whatever she undertook. Richard Carlson makes a good
contribution to the film.
The different natives shown in their own habitat add veracity to the
movie. The tall Watusi tribe is the most exotic one we have seen in any
films of this type.
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