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Silver Screenings: King Solomon’s Mines (1950)
Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Members & guests—free.
Join Village members and guests for the continuation of the film series “Big and Beautiful: Big Screen Color Films in the Fifties”. This 1955 Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr, after an arduous trek through central Africa, discover the diamond mines of King Solomon and a lost tribe of noble warriors. Filmed on location in central Africa, the film is remarkable for its footage of large herds of elephants and other wildlife and of the Watusi people, who portray the lost tribe. Robert L. Surtees won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color, while Ralph E. Winters and Conrad A. Nervig won for Best Film Editing. The film was nominated for Best Picture.
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