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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Something of Value (1957)


In Kenya, Peter (Rock Hudson), the son of a white settler, is childhood friends with Kimani (Sidney Poitier). After Kimani's father is imprisoned for enforcing a controversial tribal tradition, Kimani realizes his place is among the Mau Mau, a group that is organizing a revolt. Mau Mau is lead by Njogu (Juano Hernadez), and the group attacks Peter's family leaving tragic results. Now British colonized Kenya struggles to maintain civility as the local militia group raids British military bases stealing guns for an uprising. Peter must find Kimani as he has learned that Kimani is now a general of Mau Mau and is leading the revolt against the British.