Rhodes of Africa

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Released 1936

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Rhodes of Africa is a 1936 British biographical film following the life of businessman, mining magnate, and politician Cecil Rhodes. The founder of the famous diamond company De Beers, Rhodes was an ardent believer in colonialism and British imperialism. He was the founder of the country of Rhodesia which was later split in two and became Zambia and Zimbabwe. Upon his death at age 48 of a chronic heart condition, Cecil Rhodes was considered one of the wealthiest men in the world. He provided for the establishment of the famous Rhodes Scholarship that enables students from territories under current or former British rule to study at the University of Oxford. Many mysteries surround his personal life -- from rumors that he was a homosexual, to stories of his being pursued by a Polish princess named Catherine Radziwill. Rhodes of Africa is directed by Berthold Viertel and features Basil Sydney, Walter Huston, Oskar Homolka, and Bernard Lee.
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