The Man Who Would Be King

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

Categories: Adventure, Drama
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1975-12-03
Run time: 129 minute / 2:9
Director: John Huston
Writers: John Huston, Gladys Hill.
Production Companies : Persky-Bright Productions, Devon
Production Countries: United States of America, United Kingdom


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

John Huston Screenplay
Gladys Hill Screenplay

John Foreman Producer
William Hill Producer

Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer

Oswald Morris Director of Photography

Russell Lloyd Editor

Boaty Boatwright Casting

Alexandre Trauner Production Design
Tony Inglis Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up
Edith Head Costume Design
George Frost Makeup Artist
Patricia McDermott Hairstylist

Richard Parker Special Effects

Rudyard Kipling Story

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