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.

  1. John Huston

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Gladys Hill


  3. Rudyard Kipling


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sean Connery

    Sean Connery

    Daniel Dravot

  2. Michael Caine

    Michael Caine

    Peachy Carnehan

  3. Christopher Plummer

    Christopher Plummer

    Rudyard Kipling

  4. Saeed Jaffrey

    Saeed Jaffrey

    Billy Fish

  5. Doghmi Larbi

    Doghmi Larbi


Full Cast & Crew

The Man Who Would Be King
The Man Who Would Be King



Status Released

Release Information

  • December 17, 1975


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget -

Revenue -



Content Score


Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page