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Status: Released

Runtime: 129

Budget: -

Revenue: -

Language: en

Webpage: -

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  •  PG

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Alternative Titles

  • Seikkailujen sankarit
  • El hombre que pudo reinar
Content Score: 100

7.3/10 (46 votes)


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.


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


Director: John Huston
Writers: , ,

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Sean Connery

Sean Connery
as Daniel Dravot

Michael Caine

Michael Caine
as Peachy Carnehan

Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer
as Rudyard Kipling

Saeed Jaffrey

Saeed Jaffrey
as Billy Fish

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A review by John Chard

From the upper echelon of boys own adventures comes - The Man Who Would Be King!

Two ex servicemen are lolling around colonial India, it's just the start of a journey that will see them in Kafiristan. Here the mountain dwellers believe the rouge white fellows to be Gods, and thus things are about to get very interesting indeed.

Written by master writer Rudyard Kipling, directed by behemoth John Huston, and starring British legends Sean Connery & Michael Caine, there really isn't any way this film could have failed, sure enough the picture exudes a classy structure that is coupled with def... read the rest.

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