King Solomon’s Mines 07/25/23

The Warner Archive Collection

Before Indiana Jones there was … well, there were a lot of intrepid adventurers before Harrison Ford, but the template was set back in the 19th century by H. Rider Haggard’s Allan Quartermain. We’re in luck, for ‘Intrepid’ just happens to be CineSavant reviewer Charlie Largent’s middle name. He evaluates the fancy Blu-ray restoration of this semi-classic with an open mind. Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger trek across Africa, and their encounters with locals and various animals are more respectful than we thought they might be. After 73 years, MGM’s ‘exotic’ epic once again looks like it ought to. With Richard Carlson. Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.