The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King

"Rudyard Kipling's epic of splendor, spectacle and high adventure at the top of a legendary world."
  • PG
  • 1975
  • 2 hr 9 min
  • 7.8  (45,051)
  • 91

The 1975 film "The Man Who Would Be King" is an adaptation of a novel by the same name written by Rudyard Kipling. This film, directed by John Huston, begins in the year 1885 with two rouge Indian officers seeking untold riches and a chance to become gods. The two Indian officers are played by Sean Connery and Michael Cain. Along with Christopher Plummer these two get much more than they bargained for. With a harrowing trip over the Khyber Pass they finally find the long lost tribe they are looking for. They find jewels beyond their dreams. Some of the jewels have Masonic symbols on them and this deepens the plot. After a cruel expedition home to India only one officer makes it home alive and regales others with his stories of fame, fortune and heart break.

The Man Who Would Be King
The Man Who Would Be King
The Man Who Would Be King

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The 1975 film "The Man Who Would Be King" is an adaptation of a novel by the same name written by Rudyard Kipling. This film, directed by John Huston, begins in the year 1885 with two rouge Indian officers seeking untold riches and a chance to become gods. The two Indian officers are played by Sean Connery and Michael Cain. Along with Christopher Plummer these two get much more than they bargained for. With a harrowing trip over the Khyber Pass they finally find the long lost tribe they are looking for. They find jewels beyond their dreams. Some of the jewels have Masonic symbols on them and this deepens the plot. After a cruel expedition home to India only one officer makes it home alive and regales others with his stories of fame, fortune and heart break.

The Man Who Would Be King is a 1975 adventure movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 9 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8 and a MetaScore of 91.

The Man Who Would Be King is available to watch free on IMDb TV. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at HBO Max, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Man Who Would Be King for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1975
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    2 hr 9 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (45,051)
  • Metascore
    91