MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,604 this week

King Solomon's Mines (1937)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 610 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 13 critic

White hunter Allan Quartermain and his enigmatic guide help a young Irish woman locate her missing father in unexplored Darkest Africa.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 102 titles
created 11 Aug 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 399 titles
created 31 Oct 2012
 
a list of 181 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: King Solomon's Mines (1937)

King Solomon's Mines (1937) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of King Solomon's Mines.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Kathleen 'Kathy' O'Brien
John Loder ...
Arthur Sinclair ...
Patrick 'Patsy' O'Brien
Robert Adams ...
Arthur Goullet ...
Sylvestra Getto (as Arthur Goullett)
Ecce Homo Toto ...
Makubalo Hlubi ...
Kapse
Mjujwa ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Kubela
Edit

Storyline

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 <vornoff@sonic.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 July 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

King Solomon's Mines  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(British Acoustic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film changes Allan Quatermain's name to Allan Quartermain. It is because of this film, in which Anna Lee appears, that one of the characters in the soap opera "General Hospital" was named Allan Quartermain. Anna Lee, who played Lila Quartermain, the matriarch of the family on the show, requested it. See more »

Goofs

When Umbopa translates what the Africans are saying about Good (white legs, etc.), there are trees behind Good in the longer shot, but they have vanished in the close shot of his face. See more »

Quotes

Allan Quartermaine: Who are you?
Umbopa: I'm a man who looks for diamonds and hangs about your camp. That's what YOU said!
See more »

Connections

Version of King Solomon's Mines (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Kukuwana
Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz
Sung by Paul Robeson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Rousing Climax
31 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of the Many Versions, this British Production is Somewhat Dated but not without Charm and Adventure. Once things get going it is Truly an Adventure Filled with Dangers and Diabolical Natives.

This wasn't the Best of Prints and some of the Images looked Very Dark and Blurry but Enough Remained to be Watchable. The Final Act is Undoubtedly the Best with Standout Scenery and some really Scary Natives. Their Attire and Demeanor is Striking and Unsettling.

Paul Robeson is Often Touted as Enhancing the Story with His Three Songs but they seem out of Place and Pretty Corny. "Mountain, you mountain, mountain, you mountain." But Even if You don't find that kind of Stuff Appealing there is Much to Like in this Rousing Adventure that has an Outstanding Climax.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Enjoyable Film nathm8
King Solomon's Mines Retrospective gareth-36
Discuss King Solomon's Mines (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?