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In 1871, British adventurer Cecil Rhodes (Walter Huston) travels to South Africa, where he ventures into the diamond mining business. Over the next several years, Rhodes takes over and consolidates numerous small diamond mines in the Kimberly diamond fields. read more

In 1871, British adventurer Cecil Rhodes (Walter Huston) travels to South Africa, where he ventures into the diamond mining business. Over the next several years, Rhodes takes over and consolidates numerous small diamond mines in the Kimberly diamond fields. Alarmed by the power and wealth that Rhodes is amassing, Paul Kruger (Oscar Homolka), the president of South Africa, attempts to head off Rhodes' political ambitions, but Rhodes battles back in his quest to create a new nation.

Original Release

02/20/1936

US Release

02/20/1936

Cast

Walter Huston Cecil John Rhodes
Oskar Homolka Ohm Paul Kruger
Basil Sydney Dr. Jim Jameson
Peggy Ashcroft Anna Carpenter
Frank Cellier Barney Barnato
Renee De Vaux Mrs. Paul Kruger
Bernard Lee Cartwright
Percy Parsons Hendricks
Lewis Casson Rev. Charles Helm
Ndaniso Kumala King Lobengula
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Berthold Viertel, Geoffrey Barkas

Writers

Leslie Arliss, Michael Barringer, Miles Malleson, Sarah Gertrude Millin

Cast

Walter Huston Cecil John Rhodes
Oskar Homolka Ohm Paul Kruger
Basil Sydney Dr. Jim Jameson
Peggy Ashcroft Anna Carpenter
Frank Cellier Barney Barnato
Renee De Vaux Mrs. Paul Kruger
Bernard Lee Cartwright
Percy Parsons Hendricks
Lewis Casson Rev. Charles Helm
Ndaniso Kumala King Lobengula
Ndanisa Kumalo King Lobengula (as Ndanisa Kumalo of Matabele Land) / King Lobengula
Felix Aylmer Johannesburg Diplomat
Diana de Vaux Sara
Leo Genn Narrator
Ernest Jay Minor Role
Glennis Lorimer Cartwright's Fiancee
Miles Malleson Minor Role
Julien Mitchell Minor Role

Editors

Derek N. Twist

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