As Kenya's Mau Mau uprising tears the country apart, former childhood friends Kimani (Sidney Poitier), a native, and Peter (Rock Hudson), a British colonist, find themselves on opposite sides of the struggle in this provocative drama. Though each is devoted to his cause, both wish for a more moderate path -- but their hopes for a peaceful resolution are thwarted by rage, colonial arrogance and escalating violence on both sides.

  1. Richard Brooks

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Robert C. Ruark


Top Billed Cast

  1. Rock Hudson

    Rock Hudson

    Peter McKenzie

  2. Dana Wynter

    Dana Wynter

    Holly McKenzie

  3. Sidney Poitier

    Sidney Poitier

    Kimani Wa Karanja

  4. Juano Hernández

    Juano Hernández

    Njogu - Oath Giver

  5. William Marshall

    William Marshall

    Leader - Intellectual in Suit

Full Cast & Crew

Something of Value
Something of Value



Status Released

Release Information

  • May 10, 1957


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget -

Revenue -



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