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Watusi

Watusi (also known as King Solomon's Mines 2) is a 1959 American adventure film, It is the sequel to the 1950 film King Solomon's Mines. The film was directed by Kurt Neumann and starring George Montgomery, Taina Elg, David Farrar and Rex Ingram. It was produced by Al Zimbalist and Donald Zimbalist. The screenplay was by James Clavell loosely based on the 1885 novel King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard.

Plot

The film opens in the British Protectorate of Tanganyika in 1919, shortly after the conclusion of World War I. Harry Quatermain (George Montgomery) is the son of Allan Quatermain 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 and sister were killed at sea by Germans in World War I when their vessel was attacked by a U-Boat, afterwards Harry had to identify their bodies, and he has harbored anti-German sentiments ever since doing so.

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    author
    contentLocation Africa
    director Kurt Neumann
    editor William B. Gulick
    genre adventure fantasy
    keywords allan quatermain attack kill tanganyika u-boat world war i
    producer Al Zimbalist
    productionCompany Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    publisher Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer