The Man Who Would Be King

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Released 1975

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Director:
John Huston (I)
Released:
1975
Rating:
PG
The Man Who Would Be King is a 1975 film directed by John Huston and based on a story by Rudyard Kipling. Danny Dravot (Sean Connery) and Peachy Carnehan (Michael Caine) always knew they were destined for great things, and one day they finally decided to meet their goals. With their friend Rudyard (Christopher Plummer) as a witness, Peachy and Danny sign a contract, promising to give up their indulgences and travel to Kafiristan. After a dangerous journey through the Middle East, Peachy and Danny arrive at their destination. With the help of Billy Fish (Saeed Jaffrey), a former Gurkha soldier who agrees to act as a translator, the two British men set about making friends with the Kafiristanians. Through a combination of blind luck and showy bravery, Danny manages to convince the locals that he is a god. He enjoys unparalleled power and wealth. As time goes on, Peachy begins to long for his homeland, but Danny is not about to give up his delusions of grandeur so easily. Danny's love interest, Roxanne (Shakira Caine), only makes things more complicated.moreless
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    Love & Romance, Historical, Classics