Cinema: The New Pictures, may 20, 1957

Something of Value (M-G-M), unlike Robert Ruark's bloody bestseller about the Mau Mau revolt in Kenya (TIME, May 2, 1955), makes an intelligent effort to live up to its title. After Director Richard Brooks (The Blackboard Jungle) arrived in Africa to start the cameras rolling, he found himself in sharp disagreement with the facts as Columnist Ruark gave them in his novel (for which the studio had paid a whopping $300,000), and so he rewrote the film's script. The result of the rewriting has its moments of bwanality, but most of the time,...

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