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King Solomon's Mines (1950) was a Adventure - Romance Film directed by Andrew Marton and Compton Bennett and produced by Sam Zimbalist.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
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Allan Quatermain: Stupid waste, this safari. All of it! Half our supplies gone now, after that all-night stampede. Wasted! Waste of time, supplies, and lives.
Elizabeth Curtis: Glares at him, too sleepy to argue.
Allan Quatermain: Well, I hope the lady enjoyed it!
Elizabeth Curtis: Ignores him.


Allan Quatermain: Stupid waste, this safari. All of it! Half our supplies gone after that all-night stampede. Wasted! Waste of time, supplies, and lives.
Elizabeth Curtis: [Glares at him, too sleepy to argue]
Allan Quatermain: [Sarcastic] Well, I hope the lady enjoyed it!
Elizabeth Curtis: [Ignores him]


Allan Quatermain: ...in the end you begin to accept it all... you watch things hunting and being hunted, reproducing, killing and dying, it's all endless and pointless, except in the end one small pattern emerges from it all, the only certainty: one is born, one lives for a time then one dies, that is all...


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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie onDecember 1, 1952 with Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger reprising their film roles.
The Deborah Kerr character -- a screenwriter's invention -- does not appear in H. Rider Haggard's novel.
The movie has no music score whatever. The only thing at all musical in the film is some African chanting and drums.
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