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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Some exteriors were shot on location in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, using stand-ins for the lead actors. No cast members traveled to South Africa from England to work on the film. See more
As the party climbs the mountains, Umbopa appears to be wearing shoes in some shots. See more
Patrick 'Patsy' O'Brien
Well, you never know what you can do 'til you try.
While you're trying, your poor sister's peacefully passing away in Kilkenny.
Kathleen 'Kathy' O'Brien
Allan Quartermain, it was a lie about me father's sister.
I know. I've met the Irish before.
Version of King Solomon's Mines
Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz
Sung by Paul Robeson See more