Re: The Allan Quartermain Films...All of Them!

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Posted by Bryan on November 29, 1997 at 13:42:01:

In Reply to: The Allan Quartermain Films...All of Them! posted by Sandbagger on November 26, 1997 at 05:47:40:

If you can find and read the H. Rider Haggard book that Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold was based on, you'd be much happier. Even though the movie sucked, the book was fantastic. It was just called Allan Quatermain. It's much better than the movie was. Actually, I had read the book way before the movie was ever made. I was very excited about the movie, and was hoping that the book would be re-released after the movie, because the only copy I could ever find was from our local library and it contained King Solomon's Mines, Allan Quatermain, and a non-Quatermain story called She.

I really wanted to own the book, but have never found it for sale.

: : The Allan Quatemain series with Richard Chamberlain was god-awful...
: but there have been other versions of "King Solomon's Mines" which are
: good film. There was a 1930's version with Paul Robeson, and 1952
: version with Stewart Granger that is quite excellent, all shot on location
: in Africa. I have also read some of H. Rider Haggard's works, including
: "King Solomon's Mines." They are good Victorian-style adventures, and well
: worth checking out from the library!

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