Combustible Celluloid Review - The Man Who Would Be King (1975), John Huston, Gladys Hill, based on a novella by Rudyard Kipling, John Huston, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey, Shakira Caine
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With: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey, Shakira Caine
Written by: John Huston, Gladys Hill, based on a novella by Rudyard Kipling
Directed by: John Huston
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 129
Date: 12/17/1975
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

4 Stars (out of 4)

Kipling Fling

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

One of the most purely entertaining of John Huston's films, the rousing The Man Who Would Be King tells the story of two lovable scoundrels, Peachy (Michael Caine) and Daniel (Sean Connery), ex-soldiers in 1885 India, who launch an audacious plan to travel to the faraway land of Kafiristan and swindle it out of everything it has. Getting there is half the fun, and then one of the men is mistaken for a god and installed as leader. Christopher Plummer co-stars as Rudyard Kipling, who ostensibly goes on to write the story down (the movie is based on Kipling's novella), and Saeed Jaffrey is Billy Fish, a helpful translator. Maurice Jarre provided the rousing score.

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