Killers of Kilimanjaro (1959)

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In the 19th century,during the German colonial rule,railway engineer Robert Adamson arrives in the Kilimanjaro Region to finish building a railroad through hostile territory.



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Cast overview:
Robert Adamson
Hooky Hook
Anne Aubrey ...
Jane Carlton
Grégoire Aslan ...
Ben Ahmed
Allan Cuthbertson ...
Martin Benson ...
Orlando Martins ...
John Dimech ...
Martin Boddey ...
Harry Baird ...
Anthony Jacobs ...


At the end of the 19th century,during the German colonial rule,railway engineer Robert Adamson is sent to the Kilimanjaro Region to find out why the railroad construction works have stalled.On the ship taking him to Africa he meets a young East African boy,Pasha, returning home to Africa from his school in the UK.Adamson also meets a young woman,Jane Carlton,traveling to East Africa to find her missing father who was one of the railroad engineers. Adamson strikes a strong friendship with both.He promises to the young native boy a ride on the train once the railroad is completed and also promises to the young lady to help her find her missing father.Once he arrives in Africa, Adamson finds out that a competing German railroad company will cause him trouble and prevent him from finishing his railroad.He also finds out that his planned route for the new railroad is passing through some very unfriendly and dangerous native tribal areas.On top of everything he still has to help Miss Jane ... Written by nufs68

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24 September 1959 (UK)  »

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Anthony Jacobs is dubbed. See more »


In one scene in the village, the native men are dancing. The close shots show Pasha happily bobbing to the music, but the far shots show him motionless. See more »


Edited from King Solomon's Mines (1950) See more »

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Glossy, all action adventure.
7 June 1999 | by (Worcester, England.) – See all my reviews

Robert Taylor plays an engineer commissioned to build the first East African railway, who sets out from Mombasa with Anthony Newley and Anne Aubrey as Hooky and Jane to find the best route and hopefully find word to the disappearence of Jane's father and fiance who were previously involved with the same venture. The best light comedy/drama role ever for Newley, Aubrey looking as glamourous as ever and Taylor adding the Hollywood gloss. Dated but glorious. Paul Goodhead - President of The Anthony Newley Appreciation Society.

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