Watusi (film)

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Return to King Solomon's Mines
Original film poster
Directed by Kurt Neumann
Produced by Al Zimbalist
Donald Zimbalist
Written by H. Rider Haggard (novel)
Screenplay by James Clavell
Based on King Solomon's Mines
Starring George Montgomery
Taina Elg
David Farrar
Rex Ingram.
Cinematography Harold E. Wellman
Edited by William B. Gulick
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • July 1, 1959 (1959-07-01)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $485,000[1]
Box office $1,545,000[1]

Watusi is a 1959 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer adventure film directed by Kurt Neumann and produced by Al Zimbalist and Donald Zimbalist. The screenplay was by James Clavell loosely based on the novel King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard. The film stars George Montgomery, Taina Elg, David Farrar and Rex Ingram.

The film is a sequel to the MGM 1950 King Solomon's Mines starring Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger, and in fact, uses some footage from the earlier film.

Plot summary[edit]

Harry Quartermain (George Montgomery) is the son of Allan Quartermain who first set out on the quest for the source of Solomon's wealth, and he is determined to succeed where his father failed. He goes to Africa with his good friend Rick Cobb (David Farrar) and as they continue on their journey, Erica Neuler (Taina Elg) joins them. She is the daughter of a missionary who has been killed by a local tribe. Harry cannot hide his antagonism toward Erica. She is German, and Harry's mother was killed at sea by Germans in World War I.[2]


Box office[edit]

According to MGM records the film earned $695,000 in the US and Canada and $850,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $79,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ http://www.allmovie.com/movie/watusi-v116067

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