"Real entertainment, splendid spectacle, adventure with a capital 'A'!" -Motion Picture Herald
Faithfully adapted from the popular 1886 novel of the same name, King Solomon's Mines was an exotic undertaking in 1936 when Africa remained the undiscovered 'Dark Continent.' In the tradition of nail-biting serial cliffhangers, this "still-lively African adventure" (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times) has "everything in it to appeal to lovers of action" (Motion Picture Herald)!
Braving the deep, dark jungle and barren, scorching desert of Africa, a young women, Kathy (Anna Lee), her faithful guide, Umbopa (Paul Robeson), and the 'Great White Hunter' Quatermain (Cedric Hardwicke) retrace the steps of her father who mysteriously disappeared while on a quest to find the legendary King Solomon's Mines. But their search is suddenly halted when the tribal chieftain who's imprisoned Kathy's father tries to prevent the trio from finding him - and the elusive treasure trove of diamonds!