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
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The elephant stampede sequence in the film was reshot in Hollywood using a trained elephant, as the footage of the actual stampede in Africa was lost when the cast and crew of the film fled from the deadly rush of the animals. See more »
In the fight between Umbopa and Twala for kingship of the Watusi tribe, the spear thrown by Umbopa that kills Twala is clearly situated behind Twala's chest as he lays dead. See more »
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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