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King Solomon's Mines (1950 film)

4 Ratings: 3.8
The 1950 adventure film based on H. Rider Haggard's novel.

   Adventure yarns don’t come more ripping than King Solomon’s Mines, the classic Great White Hunter tale. Novelist H. Rider Haggard’s hero, Allan Quatermain (Stewart Granger), reluctantly agrees to lead an Englishwoman (Deborah … see full wiki

Genre: Adventure, Classics, Drama, Romance
4 reviews about King Solomon's Mines (1950 film)
review by . February 28, 2011
Before Indiana
The novel, King Solomon's Mines, was written in 1885 by adventure writer H. Rider Haggard, and with more than 83 millions copies sold, it's still read widely today, ranking as one of the biggest best sellers of all time. Its hero, the dashing Alan Quatermain, was the inspiration for the character of Indiana Jones. There have been six attempts to date to capture this work on film,in 1937, 1950, 1985, 1986 for television, and 2004 as a TV miniseries. The version which I was lucky enough to …
review by . May 10, 2011
Henry Curtis, an Englishman who arrived in Africa to search for the legendary King Solomon's mines, has not been heard from in two years. Now, in 1897, his wife, Elizabeth Curtis (Deborah Kerr), has arrived with her brother, John Goode (Richard Carlson), to find him. She will spare no expense, undertake any danger, to rescue her husband. Allan Quatermain (Stewart Granger), rugged, resourceful, decent and experienced, is just the big game hunter and old Africa hand she needs. It will take money, …
review by . December 03, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Screenwriter Helen Deutsch almost threw the baby out with the bath-water when she crafted her script for KING SOLOMON'S MINES (1950), based on the beloved adventure novel from Sir Henry Rider Haggard. It bares little in common with the source material. For all intents and purposes, it was instead solely intended as a splashy Technicolor remake of the earlier 1937 movie version, but this time with the added novelty of having been filmed mostly on authentic locations in Africa. It starred British …
review by . July 25, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
This is the second of three film adaptations of H. Rider Haggard's novel (1885) of the same name and, in my opinion, the best of them. Curiously, the other two are available in both VHS and DVD formats whereas the VHS of this film is currently out-of-print and it is not yet available as a DVD. With all due respect to the excellent first version (1937), such neglect is unconscionable. Thanks to Amazon, a few used VHS copies can be purchased; also, the film continues to be shown on cable television.    …
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