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King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Passed  -  Adventure | Romance | Action  -  24 November 1950 (USA)
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Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon.

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Hugo Haas ...
Lowell Gilmore ...
Eric Masters
Kimursi ...
Khiva (as Kimursi of the Kipsigi Tribe)
Siriaque ...
Umbopa (as Siriaque of the Watussi Tribe)
Sekaryongo ...
Chief Gagool (as Sekaryongo of the Watussi Tribe)
Baziga ...
King Twala (as Baziga of the Watussi Tribe)
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Guide Allan Quatermain helps a young lady (Beth) find her lost husband somewhere in Africa. It's a spectacular adventure story with romance, because while they fight with wild animals and cannibals, they fall in love. Will they find the lost husband and finish the nice connection? Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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24 November 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

König Salomons Diamanten  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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When they enter the mine, they stop and stare at an unusual formation. It is actually located in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico in the primitive "New Cave", not the main caverns. The formation is named "The Klansman". See more »

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During the stampede, when zebras run past the hiding safari members, two trucks being used to herd the animals can clearly be seen through the dust in the rear of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Allan Quatermain: I think I ought to warn you - you've come on a hopeless errand.
Elizabeth Curtis: My brother told me your reasons. There was one argument he neglected to use.
Allan Quatermain: Oh, what was that?
Elizabeth Curtis: Money.
Allan Quatermain: It's a very good argument.
Elizabeth Curtis: I'm willing to pay anything - beyond reason, of course.
Allan Quatermain: Why are you so determined to go on with this? I can understand your planning it before you knew its dangers, but now... your brother must have told you.
Elizabeth Curtis: Are you sure you're not exaggerating the dangers? With proper equipment and your services, we ...
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King Solomon's Mines and two others that are classics.
15 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are three classic movies about early colonial Africa. 'Trader Horn'; starring Harry Cary; 'King Solomons Mines'; Granger - Kerr and 'Out of Africa'; Redford - Streyp. In the first two, old Africa was available, in the last it was not. The Technicolour and acting of the 'Mines' was fantastic!, although many don't realize that the scenes of the cavernous mines were filmed in Carlsbad Nat'l. Park and the trek into the great desert before the Kalahari region was actually White Sands New Mexico. The romantic wonderment of Granger washing Kerr's hair at Murchison Falls was copied quite nicely by Redford and Streyp. The green hills of the Watusi highlands were copied nicely in Karen Blixens Nygong Hills estate. It will be some time before another film comes out to match the beauty and majesty of colonial Africa like the 'Mines' and 'Out of Africa'. Until then, these two stand alone.


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