Original film poster
|Directed by||Kurt Neumann|
|Produced by||Al Zimbalist
|Written by||H. Rider Haggard (novel)|
|Screenplay by||James Clavell|
|Based on||King Solomon's Mines|
|Cinematography||Harold E. Wellman|
|Edited by||William B. Gulick|
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.
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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.
- George Montgomery as Harry Quartermain
- Taina Elg as Erica Neuler
- David Farrar as Rick Cobb
- Rex Ingram as Umbopa
- Dan Seymour as Mohamet
- Robert Goodwin as Jim-Jim
- Anthony M. Davis as Amtaga
- Paul Thompson as Gagool
- Harold Dyrenforth as Wilhelm von Kentner
- Charles Swain as M'ban
- Martin Wilkins as Wounded Native
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.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- Watusi on IMDb
- Watusi at AllMovie
- Watusi at the TCM Movie Database
- Zone Troopers: Website about the different Allan Quatermain and King Solomon's Mine films
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