The Man Who Would Be King Poster

Release Date: July 8th, 1992

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 1997

PG|2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling, this adventure film follows the exploits of Peachy Carnehan (Michael Caine) and Danny Dravot (Sean Connery), English military officers stationed in India. 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.

Cast: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey, Karroum Ben Bouih, Jack May, Doghmi Larbi, Shakira Caine

Director: John Huston

Genres: Adventure

Production Co: Allied Artists, Devon/Persky-Bright, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Soldier, Rise, Deception, Engaging, Fall


Nominated Writing (Screenplay Adapted From Other Material)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1975)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture