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.

Writers:

Helen Deutsch (screenplay), H. Rider Haggard (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Deborah Kerr ... Elizabeth Curtis
Stewart Granger ... Allan Quatermain
Richard Carlson ... John Goode
Hugo Haas ... Van Brun aka Smith
Lowell Gilmore ... Eric Masters
Kimursi Kimursi ... Khiva (as Kimursi of the Kipsigi Tribe)
Siriaque Siriaque ... Umbopa (as Siriaque of the Watussi Tribe)
Sekaryongo Sekaryongo ... Chief Gagool (as Sekaryongo of the Watussi Tribe)
Baziga Baziga ... King Twala (as Baziga of the Watussi Tribe)
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Storyline

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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Lovers trapped in animal stampede! See more »


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The scene in which Deborah Kerr cuts her own hair and then cuts to her sunning with a perfectly coiffed hairstyle got such a big laugh at the initial screenings of the film that producers debated removing the scene. However, they couldn't figure out another way to explain Kerr's change of hairstyle, so they kept the improbable scenes intact. See more »

Goofs

Allan's pipe switches loops on the front of his shirt during scenes. See more »

Quotes

Allan Quatermain: The only way out of this is... suffocation.
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Connections

Referenced in Magnum, P.I.: Operation: Silent Night (1983) See more »

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The ultimate African safari movie
6 May 1999 | by dinky-4See all my reviews

I fell in love with this movie when I was 5 years old. Unlike some boyhood favorites, which fade and weaken with age, this one looks as good now as it did back in 1950. Glorious scenery and glamorous co-stars: Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

King Solomon's Mines See more »

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Budget:

$2,258,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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