Two engaging soldiers of fortune ply their less than respectable trade in 19th century India. They contrive and carry out a daring plan to become rulers of the isolated land of Kafiristan. Based on the 1889 short story by Rudyard Kipling. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best (Adapted) Screenplay.
John Huston - Oscar winning American director/writer/actor
Maurice Jarre - Composer, GHOST (1990)
Saeed Jaffrey - Actor/In UK
Saeed Jaffery - Actor/In UK
Paul Antrim - British Film/TV Actor
Alexandre Trauner - Art Director
Alexander Trauner - Art Director
Gladys Hill - Screenwriter/"Man...King"
Shakira Caine - Actress\Michael's Wife
Tony Inglis - Art Director
Rudyard Kipling - English Author/Poet
Christopher Plummer - Canadian Actor
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer - Canadian Actor
Doghmi Larbi - Actor
Oswald Morris - British DOP - "Lolita", "The Man Who Would Be King"
Michael Caine - British Actor, ALFIE (1966)
Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr. - British Actor, ALFIE (1966)
Jack May - Actor/"Night Slasher"
Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Thomas Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Russell Lloyd - British Editor
Hugh Russell Lloyd - British Editor
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 129
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 883929151653
- Genre: Drama
- Rating: PG (MPAA)
- Release Date: November 2010
Based on the classic story by Anglo-Indian novelist Rudyard Kipling, two British adventurers, former soldiers in Her Majesty's Service, give up the drudgery of eking out a living, legal and illegal, in poverty Raj-ruled India, and set out for the isolated, desolate land of Kafiristan to become heroes or, perhaps, even kings...
Color by Technicolor; shot in Panavision on location in Morocco, Grand Montée, Chamonix, France and Pinewood Studios, London, England. Shown at the Teheran Film Festival November 27, 1975. The newspaper that Kipling edited was called "The Northern Star." Additional cast: Mohammad Shamsi (Babu), Karroom Ben Bouih (Kafu Selim), Albert Moses (Ghulam), Paul Antrim (Mulvaney), Graham Acres (Officer) and The Blue Dancers of Goulamine (The Dancers). Additional credits: Pat McDermott (hairdresser), Eunice Beharrell (assistant editor), Eric Van Harem-Noman (camera operator), Angela Allen (continuity), Les Hodgson (sound editor), Royal Service Company (production services). A Persky-Bright/Devon Feature. Copyright 1975 Devon Company.
"...Wide-screen action and adventure don't get much more satisfying than this..." - 04/09/1998 Los Angeles Times, p.C6
"Christopher Plummer is Rudyard Kipling in John Huston's peerless version of the classic Kipling story." - 01/15/2010 Wall Street Journal