Something of Value

Peter McKenzie and native boy Kimani are raised as brothers in the British colony of Kenya. But cruelty and intolerance drive them apart.
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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD-R Details

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: December 6, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1957
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 5


User Ratings: 86
Brooks' chief insight -- good and bad on both sides, tolerance the answer -- hardly seizes the imagination, and the contentious climax, with Hudson carrying a wounded Poitier on his back, has every indication of being intended symbolically. Full Review
Time Out
Apr 8, 2008
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Though the story is fiction, the film rings true, with a fair portrait of both sides of the conflict. Full Review
TV Guide
Apr 8, 2008
Adapted from the Robert Ruark novel, this overlong drama about Africa's Mau Mau troubles tries to deal fairly with both sides but never reaches any illuminating conclusions. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Nov 11, 2019
Rating: 3/5 -- A pretty, good estimation of the social problems involved. Full Review
New York Times
Apr 8, 2008
Rating: C -- As drama not much in value. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 5, 2005

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In colonial Kenya, former childhood playmates Peter McKenzie (Rock Hudson) and Kimani (Sidney Poitier) have maintained their deep friendship despite differences in race, class and tradition. Then the bloody Mau Mau uprising convulses their magnificent homeland. And the men discover that even the strongest bond may not be stronger than the beat of drums, the crack of rifles and the cry for freedom.


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  • Sales Rank: 12,711
  • UPC: 888574454036
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