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The Man Who Would Be King (17-Dec-1975)

Director: John Huston

Writers: John Huston; Gladys Hill

From short story: The Man who Would be King by Rudyard Kipling

Music Composed and Conducted by: Maurice Jarre

Producer: John Foreman

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Afghanistan

Sean Connery and Michael Caine are Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnehan, British sergeants with a scheme to become kings of Kafiristan, on the present-day Afghan-Pakistan border, and loot its wealth. But in the process Daniel is seen as near-godlike by the villagers, perhaps even a descendant of Alexander the Great. This power goes to his head, much to the great concern of his co-conspirator. Adaptation of Kipling's short story is better than the story itself. Received 4 Oscar nominations including Best Screenplay.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Caine
14-Mar-1933   Get Carter
Sean Connery
25-Aug-1930   James Bond
Saeed Jaffrey
8-Jan-1929 15-Nov-2015 My Beautiful Laundrette
Christopher Plummer
13-Dec-1929   A Beautiful Mind


Sean Connery   ...   Daniel Dravot
Michael Caine   ...   Peachy Carnehan
Christopher Plummer   ...   Rudyard Kipling
also starring
Saeed Jaffrey   ...   Billy Fish
Doghmi Larbi   ...   Ootah
Shakira Caine   ...   Roxanne
Jack May   ...   District Commissioner
Karroom Ben Bouih   ...   Kafu Selim
Mohammad Shamsi   ...   Babu
Albert Moses   ...   Ghulam
Paul Antrim   ...   Mulvaney
Graham Acres   ...   Officer
The Blue Dancers of Goulamine   ...   Dancers


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