This version of H. Rider Haggard's "King Solomon's Mines," starring Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Richard Carlson, and Siriaque, is one of the all-round finest adventure movies of all time; a great cast, white and black, European and African, amazing scenery much of which is shot on location in Technicolor, an exciting story and surprising conclusion. Among the joys of this movie is the real chemistry between Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger (of course any woman in her right mind would do her utmost to have chemistry with Stewart Granger). Another is the fact that it is not in the least bit racist or condescending towards Africans; they are treated as individuals, good or bad.
|Mbopa, right, is greeted by his countrymen|
|Twala and his henchmen|
|The premier danseur|