Movie Fact #152 - February 18th, 2021

 

Back in the 1950's, MGM typically made one or two big "overseas" spectacles a year. However, when Quo Vadis was postponed, it was decided to film King Solomon's Mines on location in Africa (Originally set to be filmed on sets). This made it quite a challenge to get production equipment trucked in, with a total travel distance of over 70,000 miles (110,000 km), using a convoy of Dodge trucks. They literally had to cover a lot of ground to make this movie! Stay tuned!

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