Rhodes of Africa

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Rhodes of Africa
Directed by Berthold Viertel
Written by Leslie Arliss
Michael Barringer
Starring Walter Huston
Oskar Homolka
Basil Sydney
Narrated by Leo Genn
Music by Hubert Bath
Cinematography S.R. Bonnett
Bernard Knowles
Edited by Derek Twist
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Release dates March 1936
Running time 90 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Rhodes of Africa is a 1936 British biographical film charting the life of Cecil Rhodes. It was directed by Berthold Viertel and starred Walter Huston, Oskar Homolka, Basil Sydney and Bernard Lee.[1][2]



Oskar Homolka won 8th best performance of the year for his portrayal of Paul Kruger in Rhodes.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028176/maindetails
  2. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | RHODES OF AFRICA (1936)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "BEST FILM PERFORMANCE LAST YEAR.". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) (Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 9 July 1937. p. 8 Edition: LATE NEWS EDITION and DAILY. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 

3. Codell, Julie, "Imperial Masculinity, Mimicry and the New Woman in Rhodes of Africa," Art and the British Empire. Eds.Barringer, Fordham, and Quilley (Manchester U P, 2007), 254-66.