King Solomon's Mines
King Solomon's Mines (1937)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 26, 1937
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2001
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Monthly Film Bulletin

The film is remarkable for admirable production qualities and outstanding technical work. The impressive climax of the volcanic eruption is staged with great skill and realism.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Fascinating to compare this with more famous remake.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A witty script.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Fairly engaging adventure yarn with good songs.

Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Dated [but] still of interest… production values and special effects are impressive for the period… makes good use of authentic African locations and performers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Cindy I
This early version of the H. Rider Haggard adventure story doesn't hold a candle to the 1950 film with Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr. Anna Lee as Irish… More
John Ballantine
It's hard to know what was crappier..the movie or the book that doesn't resemble it but isn't any bit better. A complete waste of time.