The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King
The Man Who Would Be King
  • PG
  • 2h 10m
  • 1975
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Academy Award winners Sean Connery and Michael Caine star in director John Huston's sweeping homage to adventure movies--The Man Who Would Be King. Author Rudyard Kipling (Chistopher Plummer) tells this tale of two men in search of fame and fortune: Daniel Dravot (Connery) and Peachy Carnehan (Caine) set out on a quest that takes them on a series of adventures leading to the remote mountains of Afghanistan, high at the top of the world. The local people mistake the two Englishmen for Gods and Kings because of their ferocity and prowess in battle, a mistake that brings power and wealth to the two. But Dravot begins to believe he actually is a reincarnation of Alexander the Great, a belief that leads to the downfall of Dravot and Carnehan when their subjects realize they are mortals.
© 1975 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TIME Magazine
Jay Cocks

John Huston has been wanting to make this movie for more than 20 years. It was worth the wait.

June 22, 2017
Variety Staff

A too-broad comedy, mostly due to the poor performance of Michael Caine.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams

Connery and Caine (both excellent) become classic Huston overreachers, and echoes of The Treasure...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Vincent Canby

It's a tall tale, a legend, of steadfastness, courage, camaraderie, gallantry and greed, though no...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 1, 1975
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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