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Something Of Value

Theatrical poster
Directed by Richard Brooks
Produced by Pandro S. Berman
Written by Robert C. Ruark (novel)
Richard Brooks
Starring Rock Hudson
Dana Wynter
Sidney Poitier
Wendy Hiller
Editing by Ferris Webster
Distributed by MGM
Release date(s) 10 May 1957 (USA)
Running time 113 Min
Country U.S.A.
Language English

Something Of Value is a 1957 drama directed by Richard Brooks and starring Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter and Sidney Poitier.


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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