The Adventurers (1951 film)

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The Adventurers
Directed by David MacDonald
Starring Jack Hawkins
Release dates 1951
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Adventurers is a 1951 British adventure film directed by David MacDonald and starring Jack Hawkins, Peter Hammond and Dennis Price.[1] In the wake of the Boer War several men journey into the South African veldt in search of diamonds.


As the Boer War finalizes a South African soldier hides a cache of diamonds he finds on a body. He returns to the town he left three years earlier where his girl has married a disgraced English officer. Needing funds to get back to pick up the diamonds the Boer enlists the help of a fellow soldier as well as the Englishman and a local hotel keeper.[2]



The film was originally known as The South Africa Story. It had its world premiere about the Queen Mary liner.[3]


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  2. ^ Perkins, Jeremy. "The Adventurers (1951)". Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Germans to see Australian film.". The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 19 May 1951. p. 11 Supplement: SUNDAY MAGAZINE. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 

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