Something of Value1957

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Something of Value
Directed by:
Richard Brooks

Directed and written by Richard Brooks, "Something of Value" (also known as "Africa Ablaze", "Schwarze Haut, Die", "Flammen über Afrika") is a Drama film, released in the USA on May 10 of 1957 , starring Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Sidney Poitier, Wendy Hiller, Juano Hernandez and William Marshall.

Who is the director of "Something of Value":

Something of Value was directed by Richard Brooks, an American writer, director, producer, stunt, and actor.

Before making Something of Value, Richard Brooks had directed The Catered Affair, released in 1956, Blackboard Jungle (1955), The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954), Flame and the Flesh (1954), Take the High Ground! (1953), and Battle Circus (1953). Since, he directed The Brothers Karamazov, released in 1958, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Elmer Gantry (1960), Sweet Bird of Youth (1962), Lord Jim (1965), and The Professionals (1966).

When was "Something of Value" released:

Something of Value was first released on Friday, May 10, 1957, in the United States. Another film released on Friday, May 10, 1957 is Untamed Youth (dir. Howard W. Koch). This was sixty-two (62) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, November 01, 1957 in Germany.

What is the cast of "Something of Value":

At the casting of Something of Value we find Rock Hudson, previously seen in Giant (1956) and Never Say Goodbye (1956); Dana Wynter (D-Day the Sixth of June (1956), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)); Sidney Poitier (Edge of the City (1957), Good-bye, My Lady (1956)) [ more... ]

  • Ivan Dixon and Sidney Poitier also appeared in Porgy and Bess, released in 1959.
  • Ivan Dixon and Sidney Poitier also appeared together in A Raisin in the Sun, released in 1961.
  • Frederick O'Neal and Juano Hernandez can be seen in The Sins of Rachel Cade, released in 1961.
  • Walter Fitzgerald and Robert Beatty can also be seen in The Net, released in 1953.

What is the Storyline of "Something of Value":

The movie, based on the book of the same name, portrays the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. It shows the colonial and native African conflict caused by colonialism and differing views on how life should be lived. It stars Rock Hudson as the colonial and Sidney Poitier as the native Kenyan. The two men grew up together but have drifted apart at maturity.


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