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King Solomon's Mines -- Guide Allan Quatermain helps a young lady (Beth) find her lost husband somewhere in Africa. It's a spectacular adventure story with romance...

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Writers:
Helen Deutsch (screenplay)
H. Rider Haggard (novel)
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Release Date:
24 November 1950 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Lovers trapped in animal stampede! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
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User Reviews:
Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Deborah Kerr ... Elizabeth Curtis

Stewart Granger ... Allan Quatermain

Richard Carlson ... John Goode
Hugo Haas ... Van Brun aka Smith
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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Munto Anampio ... Chief Bilu (uncredited)

John Banner ... Austin - Safari Client (uncredited)
Benempinga ... Black Circle (uncredited)
Gutare ... Kafa - Umbopa's Old Uncle (uncredited)
Ivargwema ... Blue Star (uncredited)
Henry Rowland ... Traum - Safari Client (uncredited)

Directed by
Compton Bennett 
Andrew Marton 
 
Writing credits
Helen Deutsch (screenplay)

H. Rider Haggard (novel)

Produced by
Sam Zimbalist .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mischa Spoliansky (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Surtees (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Conrad A. Nervig 
Ralph E. Winters 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Paul Groesse 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl 'Major' Roup .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
F. Keogh Gleason .... associate set decorator (as Keogh Gleason)
Donald P. Desmond .... set construction (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording supervisor
 
Stunts
Michaela Denis .... stunt double: Deborah Kerr (uncredited)
Shep Houghton .... stunt double: Richard Carlson (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank V. Phillips .... camera operator (uncredited)
John Schmitz .... camera operator (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera: Technicolor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
James Gooch .... Technicolor color consultant
Henri Jaffa .... Technicolor color consultant
Bunny Allen .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Eva Monley .... script supervisor: Africa (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"King Solomon" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
103 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Belgium:Tous | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-8 | France:U | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1952) (one cut) | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (TV rating) | UK:U (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (video rating) (2001) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #14499) | USA:Not Rated (video rating) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
The movie has no music score whatever. The only thing at all musical in the film is some African chanting and drums. (Almost... an African "Thumb Piano" was shown and heard in a very short scene.)See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When they are floating in the water, escaping the mountain, Elizabeth goes underwater. When she and her brother meet up with Quatermain at the end of the tunnel, her hair is dry and set.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 should be able to manage. I'm not afraid.
Allan Quatermain:Your courage does you no credit, Mrs. Curtis. It's the result of ignorance.
Elizabeth Curtis:What is your usual fee for a safari, Mr. Quatermain?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "MGM Parade: Episode #1.5" (1955)See more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr, 28 June 2003
Author: NewEnglandPat from Virginia

This colorful outdoor story is great entertainment and has excellent work by Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr. The spare plot involves a search for a woman's missing husband which leads eventually to a diamond mine in a distant province. The safari braves assorted dangers along the way from wild animals and savage tribesmen, and the film captures the beautiful vistas of the African plains and exotic animals in their natural habitat. Richard Carlson is along as a member of the safari, as are two natives who provide fine characterizations as the plot unfolds. This picture doesn't have a music score but does have instead the drums and chants of the tribesmen that provide an authentic accompaniment to the film. Robert Surtees received an Academy Award for his excellent cinematography for this movie.

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