When Kipsang is being buried, the soldiers are ordered to reverse their rifles (pointing down to the ground as a sign of respect). However when the coffin is being lowered into the ground the soldiers' rifles are resting in their shoulders in the usual position. No order was given to change the position of the rifles and probably would not have been given until after the coffin was lowered. See more »
I just saw this movie tonite on a "Classic Movies" presentation on TV, and was just delighted.
Set in 1940s Kenya, This is a good African adventure flick, with a tale that is tied in very well with the contemporary World War II backdrop to this 1941 production. In fact, there's a really wonderful scene, that I won't describe in detail (don't want to give anything away) in which an Italian from Abyssinia expresses passionately the global significance of what is transpiring in this isolated Kenyan outpost. From there we have a tale of intrigue, adventure playing itself out across exotic landscapes, dark caverns, and lovely lake-fronts. All in all, this movie has a strong Rider Haggard flavor. If you know and like Rider Haggard's stories, you'll probably like this movie.
Gene Tierney's top billing in this movie is a bit of an overstatement: Bruce Cabot is actually the star of the movie; with George Sanders in a strong supporting role. All are very good, though, with the Cabot-Sanders character conflict and collaboration carried off very well indeed. And Tierney is simply lovely, a delight to behold; and really a very fine actress indeed.
All in all, a good movie ... I'm grateful to have stumbled across it while channel surfing tonite ... !
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