Actors: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about King Solomon's Mines (1950)|
|KING SOLOMON'S MINES, based on H. Rider Haggard's novel, was directed by Compton Bennett and Andrew Marton in 1950.
Elizabeth Curtis (Kerr) asks the guide Allan Quartermain (Granger) to help her find her husband who's disappeared a few months earlier in the middle of a then still unknown part of Africa. Quartermain reluctantly accepts the mission for the money. The expedition soon leaves the civilization and braves the dangers of the savanna and its wild animals. Allan and Elizabeth will also have to confront cannibals before arriving to the diamond mine Elizabeth's husband was looking for. But, during the journey, Elizabeth has fallen in love with Allan and starts to fear the day she'll have to meet her husband.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Time/Era of Movie:
- 19th century
- hunted by injuns
- brunette (Black)
- short/standard straight (man)
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) short/butch/lez
- ample bosom & buttocks (woman)
How much in movie?
- general circumstances
Part of Africa:
- Black Africa
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately messy visuals of dead
Movie makes you feel...
- very happy
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Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
Kind of violence:
- mission to rescue
Unusual forms of death
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