King Solomon's Mines (1937 film)

King Solomon's Mines (1937 film)

Infobox Film
name = King Solomon's Mines

caption =
director = Robert Stevenson
producer =
writer = H. Rider Haggard (novel)
Michael Hogan
narrator =
starring = Cedric Hardwicke
Paul Robeson
Roland Young
Anna Lee
music = Mischa Spoliansky
cinematography = Glen MacWilliams
editing = Michael Gordon
distributor =
released = 1937
runtime = 80 minutes
country = UK
language = English
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0029081

"King Solomon's Mines" is a 1937 movie, the first film adaptation of the 1885 novel by the same name by Henry Rider Haggard. It starred Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke, Anna Lee, John Loder, and Roland Young. The film was produced by Gaumont British Picture Corporation, adapted by Charles Bennett (uncredited), Michael Hogan, Roland Pertwee A.R. Rawlinson (uncredited) and Ralph Spence (uncredited). It was directed by Robert Stevenson.

The 1937 film follows the original novel faithfully, except for some musical interludes deliberately added to give Paul Robeson a chance to sing. The more famous 1950 Technicolor version severely alters the tale to make Allan Quatermain into a romantic hero who falls in love with the heroine, whereas in the original film Cedric Hardwicke played him as a professorial type completely uninterested in romance.

External links

*imdb title | id=0029081 | title=King Solomon's Mines (1937)
* [ Free download of 1937 version] at the Internet Archive

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