Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Man Who Would Be King

John Huston, 1975 (8.4*)
This grand adventure was based on a Rudyard Kipling story, which was based on the life of a soldier who left India for riches in Afghanistan before westerners had been there, in the mid 1800's. Two British soldier buddies, perfectly played by Sean Connery and Michael Caine, decide to seek gold by finding an unexplored country they can exploit, so they desert the army in India and head into the Himilayas on foot. Michael Caine's wife plays the romantic interest for Connery, who has the title role, the one would aspires to the crown. The entire story is related as a flashback to Kipling himself, played by Christopher Plummer.This is adventure like it used to be in the movies.


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