Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB. USA, 1950. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard. Cinematography by Robert Surtees. Produced by Sam Zimbalist. Music by Mischa Spoliansky. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse. Costume Design by Walter Plunkett. Film Editing by Conrad A. Nervig, Ralph E. Winters. Academy Awards 1950. Golden Globe Awards 1950.
Exciting adventure film set in Africa. Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger set across the exotic continent in search of her husband who was lost while hunting for treasure. The further they get away from civilization, however, the more they grow attached to each other, and Granger’s willingness to let this woman go back to her husband once they finally find him becomes increasingly slim. Gorgeously photographed, this is entertainment of the highest order.