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King Solomon's Mines (1950) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas

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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.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   hunted by injuns

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Black Africa Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   snakes    -   alligators/crocs    -   heat/bugs Desert?    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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