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King Solomon's Mines

The movie King Solomon's Mines was based on the book King Solomon's Mines.

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Movie details for King Solomon's Mines

The movie was released in 1985 and directed by Compton Bennett and Andrew Marton. King Solomon's Mines was produced by Warner Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas, Lowell Gilmore, Kimursi, Siriaque, Sekaryongo, Baziga, Ivargwema, Benempinga, John Banner, Gutare, Henry Rowland and Munto Anampio.

 

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Adventure yarns don't come more ripping than King Solomon's Mines, the classic Great White Hunter tale. Novelist H. Rider Haggard's hero, Allan Quatermain (Stewart Granger), reluctantly agrees to lead an Englishwoman (Deborah Kerr) and her brother (Richar... Read More
Adventure yarns don't come more ripping than King Solomon's Mines, the classic Great White Hunter tale. Novelist H. Rider Haggard's hero, Allan Quatermain (Stewart Granger), reluctantly agrees to lead an Englishwoman (Deborah Kerr) and her brother (Richard Carlson) deep into uncharted territory in Africa, in search of the lady's lost husband. What follows is a cavalcade of boys' adventure stuff: charging rhinos, cannibals, an incredible wildlife stampede, and the back-of-the-neck-tingly thrill of venturing into unmapped lands. The location shooting, including tribal rituals, is marvelous throughout, and the movie manages to pack a great deal of material into 102 minutes without ever seeming rushed. A remake of a 1937 film, King Solomon's Mines was itself remade badly, with Richard Chamberlain, in 1985, and Quatermain was essayed by Sean Connery in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but purists will prefer Stewart Granger's stalwart-yet-sardonic hero--his career never quite got over the role. --Robert Horton

Book details for King Solomon's Mines

King Solomon's Mines was written by H. Rider Haggard. The book was published in 2002 by Broadview Press. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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When first published, in 1885, King Solomon's Mines was an enormous popular success. The narrative follows the explorations of Allan Quatermain, a fortune hunter who travels to Africa in search of ancient treasures and a lost fellow explorer. Written as a... Read More
When first published, in 1885, King Solomon's Mines was an enormous popular success. The narrative follows the explorations of Allan Quatermain, a fortune hunter who travels to Africa in search of ancient treasures and a lost fellow explorer. Written as an adventure story, the novel is also a late-Victorian imperial romance that illuminates the politics of British imperialist capitalism in 1870s and 1880s South Africa.

This edition includes a provocative critical introduction that discusses the novel's relations to Victorian anthropological thought. The appendices include contemporary reviews, other writings by Haggard on Africa and romance, and documents focusing on imperialism and diamond mining in South Africa in the 1870s and 1880s.