The Man Who Would Be King

TitleThe Man Who Would Be King
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1975
AuthorsHuston, John
Running Time2h 9min
Date Released12/18/1975
DistributorColumbia Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Based on an eponymous short story by Rudyard Kipling published in 1888, this adventure film follows the exploits of Peachy Carnehan (Michael Caine) and Danny Dravot (Sean Connery), English military officers stationed in India in the 1880s. Tired of life as soldiers, the two travel to the isolated land of Kafiristan, where they are ultimately embraced by the people and revered as rulers. After a series of misunderstandings, the natives come to believe that Dravot is a god, but he and Carnehan can't keep up their deception forever.

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