King Solomon’s Mines: Recycling–Screen Versions, Radio Adaptations

The 1950 version of King Solomon’s Mines, which was nominated for Best Picture, is still the best.

But there have been other films based on H. Rider Haggard’s famous novel.

In 1936, a British film, King Solomon’s Mines, directed by Robert Stevenson and Geoffrey Barkas and starring Paul Robeson and Cedric Hardwicke.

In 1959, MGM released a filml Watusi loosely based on Haggard’s novel, directed by Kurt Neumann and starred George Montgomery, Taina Elg and Rex Ingram.

MGM used some footage of the earlier film for Watusi.

Leftover footage from its 1950 film was also used in the 1977 Canadian-British film King Solomon’s Treasure.

In 198, a remake, King Solomon’ Mine.

Another film based on Haggard is the 1987 Cannon release Lost City of Gold, shot concurrently with its 1985 King Solomon’s Mines and also starred Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone.

The 2004 two-part TV miniseries King Solomon’s Mines starred Patrick Swayze and Alison Doody.

King Solomon’s Mines was presented on Lux Radio Theatre on December 1, 1952, in one-hour adaptation, with Kerr and Granger in their screen roles.