King Solomon's Mines
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The first of three talkie versions of H. Rider Haggard's adventure novel King Solomon's Mine was produced by British Gaumont. While Cedric Hardwicke plays the nominal leading role of explorer Alan Quartermaine, top billing goes to African-American singing-star Paul Robeson, who plays dauntless native- guide Umbopa. The plot gets under way when Anna Lee organizes an expedition to locate her father, who has disappeared in the wilds of Africa while searching for King Solomon's Mines, a legendary diamond repository. Umbopa's motivation for guiding the expedition is to reclaim the… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A witty script."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Fairly engaging adventure yarn with good songs."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Dated [but] still of interest… production values and special effects are impressive for the period… makes good use of authentic African locations and performers."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Fascinating to compare this with more famous remake."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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