General Information

Glossary: T
Released Year: 1975
Runtime: 129 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Directors: John Huston
Casts: Christopher Plummer, Michael Caine, Philip Ettington, Sean Connery, Albert Moses, Doghmi Larbi, Saeed Jaffrey, Jack May, Karroom Ben Bouih, Mohammad Shamsi, Paul Antrim, Graham Acres, Shakira Caine
IMDB: The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

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IMDB Rating: 7.9

Reviews

100
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King is swashbuckling adventure, pure and simple, from the hand of a master. It's unabashed and thrilling and fun.
100
TV Guide Magazine - Unnamed
A delightful and memorable film.
100
Salon - Charles Taylor
The triumph of the movie isn't just Huston's realization of a longtime dream to bring the Kipling story to the screen but the way he both honors classical movie tradition and brings it forward into a new era.
90
The New York Times - Vincent Canby
The movie, which was shot in Morocco, looks lovely and remote (how did we ever once settle for those black-and-white Hollywood hills?) and has just enough romantic nonsense in it to enchant the child in each of us.
90
Time - Unnamed
A mellow, brassy, vigorous movie, rich in adventure and melancholy, The Man Who Would Be King represents the best work Huston has done in a decade.

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)



A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.