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The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King
  • 1975
  • US
  • 129 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Huston
  • Written by: Rudyard Kipling (story), John Huston, Gladys Hill
  • Cast: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey

Rudyard Kipling's moral fable on the pursuit of power becomes a rumbustious minor epic in the hands of Huston, Connery and Caine, all at the peak of their powers. Set in India, it tells the uncomfortable but entertaining story of a pair of conmen who find themselves elevated by the locals to a rank far above their natural station, but falling from grace owing to their innate greed. Rollicking good fun.

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