Fortune hunter Patrick O'Brien has left his daughter Kathy and guide Umbopa to trek across the desert in hopes of finding the fabled diamond mines of Solomon. Worried about her father, Kathy persuades hunter Allan Quartermain to lead a party to rescue him. After surviving the desert they are found by natives and brought to their chief, Twala. Umbopa reveals himself to be the true heir to the tribal throne, having been exiled years earlier by Twala and the tribal witch, Gagool. Quartermain's only hope to gain access to the mines and the possible rescue of O'Brien is to try to help Umbopa regain his rightful place as chief. Written by
Doug Sederberg <email@example.com>
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The film was thought lost for years. it was believed the negative was ceded to MGM when the studio acquired remake rights in 1950. When MGM denied it, it was believed to have been assigned to Pinewood Lake on the studio 's property, a watery grave that contains cans and reels of unstable nitrate films. When it did turn up, it was in Rank's Pinewood vaults. See more
As the party climbs the mountains, Umbopa appears to be wearing shoes in some shots. See more
Kathleen 'Kathy' O'Brien
There's been a fortune in everything we've tried, but it wasn't us that found it...
Version of King Solomon's Mines
Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz
Sung by Paul Robeson See more