Something of Value (Africa Ablaze)
Something of Value (Africa Ablaze) (1957)

When a native Kenyan tribe retaliates against English settlers, the friendship between two men is strained by the intense violence around them. Sidney Poitier and Rock Hudson star in this fact-based drama about the Mau Mau tribal… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 27, 2009
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Time Out

Brooks' chief insight -- good and bad on both sides, tolerance the answer -- hardly seizes the imagination, and the contentious climax, with Hudson carrying a wounded Poitier on his back, has every indication of being intended symbolically.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

As drama not much in value.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A pretty, good estimation of the social problems involved.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Though the story is fiction, the film rings true, with a fair portrait of both sides of the conflict.

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