King Solomon's Mines
King Solomon's Mines (1950)

This film 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… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: November 24, 1950
DVD Release Date: January 11, 2005
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Dated classic has colonial racial views.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

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.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Classic of its adventure genre--colorful, exciting.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

It is pleasant to look at, but it no longer passes for action and adventure these days.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

A real treasure, and not shown often enough these days

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Urban Cinefile

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.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

One of the top adventure films of all-time; beautiful African scenery.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
It's no Scaramouche, but it will do if you're in need of a Stewart Granger fix.
cody franklin
Enjoyable adventure film with alot of on location filming that looks great.I've seen the Richard Chamberlain version from the '80's, which was… More