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This film was released in Great Britain by General Film Distributors. Modern sources state that portions of this film were filmed on location in Africa. Modern sources include Dir, African ext Geoffrey Barkas and Des Alfred Junge in the ... More Less

This film was released in Great Britain by General Film Distributors. Modern sources state that portions of this film were filmed on location in Africa. Modern sources include Dir, African ext Geoffrey Barkas and Des Alfred Junge in the production. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
2 Jul 37
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
6 Jul 37
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald
22 May 37
pp. 16-17.
Motion Picture Herald
3 Jul 37
p. 44.
New York Times
3 Jul 37
p. 18.
Variety
30 Jun 37
p. 21.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard (New York, 1886).
SONGS
Music by Mischa Spolianksy, lyrics by Eric Maschwitz.
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 July 1937
Premiere Information:
London opening: June 1937
Copyright Claimant:
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Copyright Date:
26 June 1937
Copyright Number:
LP7448
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
76 or 80
Length(in feet):
7,283
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Irish girl Kathy O'Brien follows her father to Africa in search of the mythical King Solomon's mines. There they join a hunting party lead by Umbopa, a native porter. A tribe mistakes the group for white gods, though the king plots to kill them. An eclipse of the sun saves the "white gods" and they later kill the monarch in a fierce battle. They finally find the mythical mines, only to be trapped inside when the volcano erupts. They are saved by Umbopa, who finds the way out at the last ... +


Irish girl Kathy O'Brien follows her father to Africa in search of the mythical King Solomon's mines. There they join a hunting party lead by Umbopa, a native porter. A tribe mistakes the group for white gods, though the king plots to kill them. An eclipse of the sun saves the "white gods" and they later kill the monarch in a fierce battle. They finally find the mythical mines, only to be trapped inside when the volcano erupts. They are saved by Umbopa, who finds the way out at the last moment. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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