Something of Value (1957)

Director: Richard Brooks

Writer(s): Richard Brooks, Robert C. Ruark (book)

Starring: Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Wendy Hiller, Juano Hernandez, William Marshall, Robert Beatty, Walter Fitzgerald, Michael Pate, Ivan Dixon, Ken Renard, Samadu Jackson, Frederick O’Neal, Sidney Poitier, John Akar, John Alderson, Myrtle Anderson, Robert Anderson, Barry Bernard, Wesley Bly, Naaman Brown, Angela Cartwright, Carl Christian, Winston Churchill, Leslie Denison, John Dodsworth, Barbara Foley, Wilton Graff, Kim Hamilton, Darby Jones, Ike Jones, Charles Keane, Bruce Lester, Jack Lynn, Anna Mabry, Lester Matthews, Juanita Moore, Tommie Moore, Barbara Morrison, Paulene Myers, Ottola Nesmith, Duncan Richardson, Morgan Roberts, Garry Stafford, Madame Sul-Te-Wan, Paul Thompson

Synopsis: Although Peter and Kimani grew up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After Kimani’s father is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani joins a band of rebels that wants all non-Kenyans out of their country. While Kimani believes in the cause, he does not agree with the indiscriminate killing of women, children, and those who will not join or agree with them. Even after the Mau Mau murder his little sister and brother, Peter still believes that there is a chance for peaceful co-existence and that he can stop most of the killing if he can reason with Kimani.

Release Date: May 10, 1957 (USA) | Length: 113 min | Genre: Drama, War | Certificate: Approved

Note: I need to watch the film. I wasn’t able to identify Naaman Brown, Barbara Foley or Carl Christian.

 

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