Alan Quartermain's son comes to Africa to find the treasure his father was unable to bring home.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Adventure | Romance | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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.

Directors: Compton Bennett, Andrew Marton
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, Kerwin Mathews
The Hunters (1958)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1952, as the Korean War rages on, American officers land in Kyoto. Among them are Major Ceve Saville, assigned to a fighter squadron, and Lieutenant Carl Abbott. The latter neglects his ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Powell
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Richard Egan
Scaramouche (1952)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

18th century France. A man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman.

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

White hunter Allan Quartermain and his enigmatic guide help a young Irish woman locate her missing father in unexplored Darkest Africa.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke, Roland Young
Barabbas (1961)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy
Ride Lonesome (1959)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A bounty hunter escorts a killer to town to be hanged, but is allowing the man's outlaw brother to catch up with him, for a showdown over a shocking previous murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts
The Bellboy (1960)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In Miami Beach, the mute bellboy Stanley works at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel. In spite of being a serviceable and friendly employee, the clumsy Stanley gets successively into trouble with his mistakes.

Director: Jerry Lewis
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Alex Gerry, Bob Clayton
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

King Arthur's rule is threatened by the adulterous love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a relationship the king's enemies hope to exploit.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An Englishman vacationing in a Ruritarian kingdom is recruited to impersonate his cousin, the soon-to-be-crowned king when the monarch is drugged and kidnapped.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Louis Calhern
Trapeze (1956)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian.

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dardo, a Robin Hood-like figure, and his loyal followers use a Roman ruin in Medieval Lombardy as their headquarters as they conduct an insurgency against their Hessian conquerors.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Erica Neuler
...
Rick Cobb
...
Dan Seymour ...
Mohamet
Robert Goodwin ...
Jim-Jim
Anthony M. Davis ...
Amtaga
Paul Thompson ...
Harold Dyrenforth ...
Wilhelm von Kentner
Edit

Storyline

Following the end of World War I, explorer Allen Quartermain's son Harry travels to Africa to search for King Solomon's mines. He wears a special medallion given to him by his father from the Watusi tribe, who guard the mines. With him is his friend Rick Cobb. Along the way, they meet and take with them Erica Neuler, the daughter of a missionary who was killed by a local tribe. Harry has antagonistic feelings toward Erica because she is German. His mother and 8 year old sister were killed by Germans when the boat they were on was sank by a German U-boat. Can he overcome the challenges of hostile tribesmen, dangerous territory, and his own anger to find the treasure and the love of his life? Written by Paula Kimmel

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

africa | watusi | missionary | torch | cave | See All (25) »

Taglines:

Guardians Of King Solomon's Mines!

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 March 1959 (South Africa)  »

Also Known As:

The Quest for King Solomon's Mines  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Much of the footage in this movie was previously seen in MGM's "King Solomon's Mines." See more »

Goofs

The inscription on Harry Quatermain's rifle reads: "CAPT. H. QUARTERMAIN K.O.S.B.". Many misspell the last name - engraver's error? See more »

Quotes

Rick Cobb: Kilts and all that?
Harry Quartermain: Yes, I've got very pretty knees.
See more »

Connections

Version of King Solomon's Mines (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
His father's son
11 August 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing Watusi when it first came out in theaters back when I was 12 years old. Of course at the time I had not seen King Solomon's Mines and could not appreciate the fact that MGM was recycling a lot of the stock footage that they had shot in that film a decade earlier. Now some sharp eyed viewers might recognize Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, and Richard Carlson in long shots.

H. Rider Haggard when he wrote King Solomon's Mines created a Victorian era pulp fiction hero in African safari man Allan Quartermain. It's now 1919 and after war service Quartermain's son Harry played here by George Montgomery is after that elusive treasure that his father left behind, those legendary diamonds from the mines of King Solomon.

Joining him in this venture is David Farrar an old friend of his father and later on they rescue Taina Elg who is a missionary's daughter from some nasty natives. Montgomery has some mixed emotions about her as the World War I years left him with a nasty hatred of Germans.

I think you can see at least partially where this is going and I won't divulge the rest which was a surprise. Put it this way I think the choices Montgomery makes at the end of the film are ridiculous and really renders the film unrealistic to say the least.

Montgomery looks at home in the African jungle as he does in the American west and Elg and Farrar give good performances. Still Watusi is both recycled and faintly ridiculous.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Watusi Ritcdv5
King Solomon's Mines Retrospective gareth-36
Discuss Watusi (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?