The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

Rudyard Kipling's epic of splendor, spectacle and high adventure at the top of a legendary world.

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama
  • Release Date: 1975-12-03
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 610 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Language: العربية
  • Production Company: Persky-Bright Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: John Huston
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From 610 Ratings



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.

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  • Sean Connery

    as Daniel Dravot
  • Michael Caine

    as Peachy Carnehan
  • Christopher Plummer

    as Rudyard Kipling
  • Saeed Jaffrey

    as Billy Fish
  • Doghmi Larbi

    as Ootah
  • Jack May

    as District Commissioner
  • Karroom Ben Bouih

    as Kafu Selim
  • Mohammad Shamsi

    as Babu
  • Albert Moses

    as Ghulam
  • Paul Antrim

    as Mulvaney
  • Graham Acres

    as Officer
  • Shakira Caine

    as Roxanne
  • Nadia Atbib

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Yvonne Ocampo

    as Dancer (uncredited)
Production John Foreman Producer
Writing Gladys Hill Screenplay
Camera Oswald Morris Director of Photography
Editing Russell Lloyd Editor
Art Alexandre Trauner Production Design
Sound Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
Directing John Huston Director
Art Tony Inglis Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up George Frost Makeup Artist
Production Boaty Boatwright Casting
Crew Richard Parker Special Effects
Writing John Huston Screenplay
Production William Hill Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Wardrobe Designer
Costume & Make-Up Pat McDermott Hairdresser
Costume & Make-Up Peter Robb-King Makeup Artist
Writing Rudyard Kipling Book
Directing Michael D. Moore Second Unit Director
Art Peter James Set Dresser
Production Ron Quelch Production Assistant