The Man Who Would Be King

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This adaptation of the famous short story by Rudyard Kipling tells the story of Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnahan, two ex-soldiers in India when it was under British rule. They decide that the country is too small for them, so they head off to Kafiristan in order to become Kings in their own right. Kipling is seen as a character that was there at the beginning, and at the end of this glorious tale.

Director: John Huston
Writer: John Huston (screenplay), Gladys Hill (screenplay), Rudyard Kipling (based on the story by)
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Year: 1975
MetaScore: 91/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 19 Dec 1975
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 4 nominations.


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Daniel Dravot - Sean Connery
Peachy Carnehan - Michael Caine
Rudyard Kipling - Christopher Plummer
Billy Fish - Saeed Jaffrey
Ootah - Larbi Doghmi
District Commissioner - Jack May
Kafu Selim - Karroom Ben Bouih
Ghulam - Albert Moses
Mulvaney - Paul Antrim
Officer - Graham Acres
Roxanne - Shakira Caine
Dancer - Nadia Atbib
Dancer - Yvonne Ocampo
Sikh Soldier - Gurmuks Singh
Sikh Soldier - Kimat Singh