King Solomon's Mines

Film, Action and adventure
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Not quite Rider Haggard's ripping adventure, given that Robeson's Umbopo is required to sing (singularly soggy stuff, too, with full orchestral accompaniment) and a soppily conventional love interest has been injected. But there are two fine performances (Hardwicke as Allan Quartermain, Young as Captain Good), Stevenson keeps things moving quite briskly to the volcanic climax, and it's a damn sight better than the 1985 remake (or the 1950 Stewart Granger version for that matter).

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Release details

Duration: 80 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Stevenson
Screenwriter: Michael Hogan, Roland Pertwee
Cast: Paul Robeson
Cedric Hardwicke
John Loder
Roland Young
Anna Lee
Sydney Fairbrother
Robert Adams
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