The Man Who Would Be King

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

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)


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.

Director: John Huston
Writers: John Huston, Gladys Hill.

Release Date: 1975-12-03
Status: Released
Run time: 129 min / 2:9
Production Companies : Persky-Bright Productions, Devon
Production Countries: United States of America, United Kingdom



Sean Connery
Daniel Dravot
Michael Caine
Peachy Carnehan
Christopher Plummer
Rudyard Kipling
Saeed Jaffrey
Billy Fish
Doghmi Larbi
Jack May
District Commissioner
Karroom Ben Bouih
Kafu Selim
Mohammad Shamsi
Albert Moses
Paul Antrim
Graham Acres
Shakira Caine
Philip Ettington
Abazzi (uncredited)


Sound Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
Art Alexandre Trauner Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Writing John Huston Screenplay
Directing John Huston Director
Production William Hill Producer
Production John Foreman Producer
Camera Oswald Morris Director of Photography
Writing Gladys Hill Screenplay
Writing Rudyard Kipling Story
Editing Russell Lloyd Editor
Production Boaty Boatwright Casting
Art Tony Inglis Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up George Frost Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Patricia McDermott Hairstylist
Crew Richard Parker Special Effects

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