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>
Did You Know?
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
There was no eclipse on 02 June 1882. There was one on 17 May but
it was visible in central Africa, not southern Africa. See more
[commenting on Umbopa's abdominal tattoo
I always thought that fellow had a drop of royal blood in him! You don't get a snake on your stomach for nothing, you know!
Version of King Solomon's Mines
Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz
Sung by Paul Robeson See more