Rhodes of Africa

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Rhodes of Africa
Directed by Berthold Viertel
Written by Leslie Arliss
Michael Barringer
Based on Rhodes
by Sarah Millin
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 date
  • February 1936 (1936-02)
Running time
91 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]



Oskar Homolka won eighth best performance of the year for his portrayal of Paul Kruger in Rhodes.[2]


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | RHODES OF AFRICA (1936)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "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. 

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