|Directed by||George Marshall|
|Produced by||Tony Owen
Adrian D. Worker
|Written by||Richard English
|Based on||The Mark of the Leopard
by James Eastwood
|Music by||Humphrey Searle|
|Edited by||Ernest Walter|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|June 1, 1957|
Matt Campbell (Cornel Wilde) arrives in Kenya, where his brother George is reported missing. A man named Ralph Hoyt (Leo Genn) tells him that George has been killed by members of the "Leopard Men" cult.
Matt is introduced to Hoyt's niece, Ann Wilson (Donna Reed), an anthropologist, who is puzzled by Matt's reluctance to go to Mombasa for his brother's funeral. Matt also meets big-game hunter Gil Rossi (Christopher Lee), who was helping George search for a valuable uranium mine. Hoyt claims the mine doesn't exist.
Another business partner, Elliott Hastings (Ron Randell), claims that George's body has been cremated but he did find a map. An expedition beyond Mombasa is formed, guided by Ketimi (Dan Jackson) and other local tribesmen. A shared experience with a charge of hippos brings Matt and Ann closer together, while Gil is nearly killed by a crocodile before it is shot by Hastings.
Tribesmen wearing leopard disguises attack Hastings that night. Ketimi is then killed by a poison dart, causing the other tribesmen to leave. Locating a shaft to the mine, Elliot, Matt and Ann descend into it. She discovers to her horror that Hoyt, her uncle, has murdered Gil with a blow gun. Hoyt confesses to killing Ketimi and paying other natives to disguise themselves as the mythical Leopard Men.
Matt and Ann are about to become the next victims, but Ketimi's fellow tribesmen reappear and take their revenge.
- Cornel Wilde as Matt Campbell
- Donna Reed as Ann Wilson
- Leo Genn as Ralph Hoyt
- Ron Randell as Elliot Hastings
- Christopher Lee as Gil Rossi
- Dan Jackson as Ketimi
- Beyond Mombasa on Internet Movie Database
- Beyond Mombasa at AllMovie
- Beyond Mombasa at the TCM Movie Database
- Beyond Mombasa at the American Film Institute Catalog
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