David and Bathsheba is a 1951 historical epic film about King David made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Henry King, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, from a screenplay by Philip Dunne. The music score was by Alfred Newman and the cinematography by Leon Shamroy. King David was the second king of Israel and this film is based on the second Old Testament book of Samuel from the Bible. Gregory Peck stars as King David and the film follows King David's life as he adjusts to ruling as a King, and about his relationship with Uriah's wife Bathsheba (Susan Hayward). It was shot entirely in Nogales, Arizona. Goliath of Gath was portrayed by a Polish wrestler named Wladyslaw Talun.

  1. Philip Dunne


  2. Henry King


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gregory Peck

    Gregory Peck

    King David

  2. Susan Hayward

    Susan Hayward


  3. Kieron Moore

    Kieron Moore


  4. Raymond Massey

    Raymond Massey


  5. James Robertson Justice

    James Robertson Justice


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David and Bathsheba
David and Bathsheba


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Status Released

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  • August 10, 1951
    PG, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 3m

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