King Solomon's Mines
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MGM's expensive remake of the 1937 British adventure film King Solomon's Mines stars Stewart Granger as fearless-explorer Alan Quartermaine, and Deborah Kerr as the spunky Irish lass who hires him on to locate her husband. Kerr's spouse has disappeared somewhere in Africa while attempting to unearth the long-lost diamond mines of King Solomon. Quartermaine wants no part of so risky an undertaking until Kerr waves 5000 pounds of sterling under his nose. Coming upon a Watusi tribe, the explorers discover that their taciturn native bearer (Siriaque) is actually a deposed Watusi king,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dated classic has colonial racial views."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Doesn't quite fulfill its promise, in part because the title destination is too obviously a MacGuffin in which the film ultimately doesn't even feign mild interest."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Classic of its adventure genre--colorful, exciting."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"MGM's elegant remake of the superior 1937 version."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Of the half a dozen screen versions, MGM's 1950 remake of the 1937 British adventure is arguably the most lavish and entertaining, deservedly winning the Oscars for cinematography and editing."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It is pleasant to look at, but it no longer passes for action and adventure these days."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"A real treasure, and not shown often enough these days"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A spectacular adventure story with a smidgin of romance, King Solomon's Mines is exciting enough and adventurous enough and wholesome enough for the whole family."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"This is not your modern slam-bang action movie...but, rather, it's a pure adventure film, with an emphasis on realistic dangers and believable excitement."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"One of the top adventure films of all-time; beautiful African scenery."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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