A Story of David

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"The Sword That Challenged The Iron Might of Tyranny!"
  • NR
  • 1960
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 5.3  (150)

A Story of David is a 1960 epic biblical drama directed by Bob McNaught and starring Jeff Chandler, Basil Sydney, and Peter Arne. The film tells the story of David, the shepherd boy who becomes the King of Israel and is known for defeating the giant Goliath with just a slingshot. The film begins with scenes of a young David as a shepherd boy. He practices with his slingshot and helps protect his family's sheep from predators. However, when his family is threatened by a group of bandits, David is forced to leave his home and join them. He soon becomes a fierce warrior and gains the respect of his fellow bandits.

As David grows older, he becomes famous for his bravery and military tactics. King Saul, who is losing favor with his people, sees David as a threat and tries to kill him. David escapes and gathers a group of followers, which includes his trusted friend Jonathan, the son of King Saul.

Despite King Saul's attempts to kill him, David remains loyal to him and refuses to take the throne. However, after King Saul and his son die in battle, David is anointed as the King of Israel. He is initially successful in his reign, but he soon becomes consumed by his power and lust for Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers. His actions lead to a series of tragedies, including the death of his own son.

The film is a classic biblical epic, with stunning visuals and impressive battle scenes. Jeff Chandler gives a powerful performance as the flawed but heroic David, while Basil Sydney is a standout as the paranoid and troubled King Saul. Peter Arne also delivers a memorable performance as Joab, David's loyal and devoted advisor.

A Story of David is a timeless classic that captures the timeless story of one of the most legendary figures in biblical history. The film is a powerful and dramatic retelling of the story of David, showcasing the rise and fall of a great king who is plagued by his own personal demons. With its sweeping cinematography and stunning performances, A Story of David is a must-see for fans of biblical epics and classic cinema.

A Story of David is a 1960 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

A Story of David
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    1 hr 39 min
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    5.3  (150)