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The Man Who Would Be King Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The Man Who Would Be King opens with author Rudyard Kipling (Christopher Plummer) working in his study. His solitude is broken by the arrival of a tattered, half-mad derelict, who is soon revealed to be his old acquaintance Peachy Carnahan (Michael Caine). As Kipling listens in rapt fascination, Peachy relates the incredible adventures of himself and his partner-in-chicanery Daniel Dravot (Sean Connery). Con men Carnahan and Dravot have masterminded all sorts of underhanded money-making schemes, the most elaborate of which takes them to a remote city in the hills of eastern Afghanistan. Here, through methods both foul and fair, Daniel passes himself off as the incarnation of Alexander the Great, the better to lay his hands on the vast riches all around him. Unfortunately, Daniel begins to believe his own lies, and the results are disastrous for both himself and Peachy. Inadvertently exposing Daniel's scheme is his native wife, played by Shakira Caine (Michael Caine's real-life wife). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 17, 1975

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tony Inglis Best Art Direction 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Edith Head Best Costume Design 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Huston Best Adapted Screenplay 1975 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Maurice Jarre Best Original Score 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alexandre Trauner Best Art Direction 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gladys Hill Best Adapted Screenplay 1975 Nominee

Cast

Sean Connery
as Daniel Dravot
Michael Caine
as Peachy Carnehan
Christopher Plummer
as Rudyard Kipling
Saeed Jaffrey
as Billy Fish
Shakira Caine
as Roxanne
Karroum Ben Bouih
as Kafu Selim
Yvonne Ocampo
as Dancer
Doghmi Larbi
as Ootah
Albert Moses
as Ghulam
Mohammed Shamsi
as Babu
Paul Antrim
as Mulvaney
Albert Moses
as Ghulam
Mohammed Shamsi
as Babu
Karroum Ben Bouih
as Kafu Selim
Yvonne Ocampo
as Dancer
Doghmi Larbi
as Ootah

Crew

John Huston
Director
John C. Foreman
Producer
Gladys Hill
Screenwriter
John Huston
Screenwriter
Oswald Morris
Cinematographer
Maurice Jarre
Composer (Music Score)
Alexandre Trauner
Production Designer
Tony Inglis
Production Designer
Tony Inglis
Set Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Rudyard Kipling
Short Story Author
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