GenreAdventure Story byH. Rider Haggard CountryUnited States
Release dateJuly 1, 1959 (1959-07-01) Based onKing Solomons Mines WriterJames Clavell, H. Rider Haggard (novel) CastGeorge Montgomery (Harry Quartermain), Taina Elg (Erica Neuler), David Farrar (Rick Cobb), Dan Seymour (Mohamet), Robert Goodwin (Jim-Jim), Rex Ingram (Umbopa) Similar moviesH Rider Haggard wrote the story for Watusi and King Solomons Mines
TaglineGuardians of King Solomon's Mines!
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.
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.