The Man Who Would Be King PG

Rudyard Kipling's epic of splendor, spectacle and high adventure at the top of a legendary world.
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  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 9, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1975
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Vintage Featurette Call It Magic: The Making of The Man Who Would Be King
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  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox
  • Audio:
    • English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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A too-broad comedy, mostly due to the poor performance of Michael Caine. Full Review
Variety
Oct 22, 2008
Christopher Plummer is Rudyard Kipling in John Huston's peerless version of the classic Kipling story.
Wall Street Journal
Jan 15, 2010
It's pure Huston: an impossible quest, an out-of-reach grail and an ironic twist leading to a supremely glorious failure. Full Review
Stream on Demand
Aug 26, 2017
Rating: 4/4 -- It's been a long time since there's been an escapist entertainment quite this unabashed and thrilling and fun. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004
Connery and Caine (both excellent) become classic Huston overreachers, and echoes of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Moby Dick permeate the mythic yarn. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
[John] Huston... has, at 70, created a swan song of rare power, insight and bravado, and those doubters who felt he had out-directed his usefulness will have to take another, closer look. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Nov 20, 2019
...Wide-screen action and adventure don't get much more satisfying than this...
Los Angeles Times
Apr 9, 1998

Product Description:

Two engaging soldiers of fortune ply their less than respectable trade in 19th century India. They contrive and carry out a daring plan to become rulers of the isolated land of Kafiristan. Based on the 1889 short story by Rudyard Kipling. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best (Adapted) Screenplay.

Plot Synopsis:

Based on the classic story by Anglo-Indian novelist Rudyard Kipling, two British adventurers, former soldiers in Her Majesty's Service, give up the drudgery of eking out a living, legal and illegal, in poverty Raj-ruled India, and set out for the isolated, desolate land of Kafiristan to become heroes or, perhaps, even kings...

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Production Notes:

  • Color by Technicolor; shot in Panavision on location in Morocco, Grand Montée, Chamonix, France and Pinewood Studios, London, England.
  • Shown at the Teheran Film Festival November 27, 1975.
  • The newspaper that Kipling edited was called "The Northern Star."
  • Additional cast: Mohammad Shamsi (Babu), Karroom Ben Bouih (Kafu Selim), Albert Moses (Ghulam), Paul Antrim (Mulvaney), Graham Acres (Officer) and The Blue Dancers of Goulamine (The Dancers).
  • Additional credits: Pat McDermott (hairdresser), Eunice Beharrell (assistant editor), Eric Van Harem-Noman (camera operator), Angela Allen (continuity), Les Hodgson (sound editor), Royal Service Company (production services).
  • A Persky-Bright/Devon Feature. Copyright 1975 Devon Company.

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