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Rhodes (1936)

Rhodes of Africa (original title)
Approved | | Biography | 20 February 1936 (USA)
This rousing adventure film tells the true story of Cecil Rhodes, a diamond miner who helped found the South African colonies.

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Oskar Homolka ...
Ohm Paul Kruger
Basil Sydney ...
Frank Cellier ...
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Anna Carpenter
Renee De Vaux ...
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Percy Parsons ...
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Lewis Casson ...
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Ndaniso Kumala ...
King Lobengula
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This rousing adventure film tells the true story of Cecil Rhodes, a diamond miner who helped found the South African colonies.

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Diamond Master - Empire Builder - Jungle Conqueror

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Sister Mary Walked Like That
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Written by Gus Levaine and A. Massage
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A bio-pic about Cecil Rhodes, probably best known today as the founder of the Rhodes scholarship.
25 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A remarkable film with remarkable performances by Huston infusing the character of Rhodes with a suggestion of madness, by Oscar Homolka as Kruger, a rare opportunity to see a fairly young Peggy Ashcroft and most of all the performance by Ndaniso Kumala as Lobengula. A remarkable man, a remarkable face, remarkable expressiveness. There's nothing else like this performance anywhere in movies. I was unable to find anything about him on line.

The location scenes, evidently shot in Rhodesia are stunning. One can only imagine what they would have been like in color.

The politics of the movie...don't pay too much attention. Rhodes was a complex character and according to present day morality a bad lot: a racist; and imperialist. But who he actually was, should have nothing whatever to do with the enjoyment of this unique and remarkable movie.


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