Cinema: Black Exodus

Mister Moses is a quasi-Biblical, African melodrama in which Masai tribes men appear to be following in the footsteps of the Israelites. Forced to abandon their ancestral village by the construction of a British dam that will soon inundate their homes, the Masai head for dry promised land under the leadership of a conman named Moses. Moses is Robert Mitchum, a diamond smuggler and quack doctor who peddles muscle tonic to the natives, packs precious stones in his stethoscope, and conducts his exodus with the unholier-than-thou sneer of a rascal who interprets Mosaic...