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

The literalism of writer-director Richard Brooks serves him well in this meticulously faithful adaptation of the Robert Ruark novel Something of Value. Filmed on location in Africa, this is the story of the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya, as… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 1957
DVD 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

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

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