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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.
Dec 03, 1975 2h 9m
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A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.

Title The Man Who Would Be King
Companies Persky-Bright Productions, Devon
Countries United States of America, United Kingdom
Keywords robbery, journalist, gold, cheating, treasure, coronation, con man, british army, british empire, friends, soldier, king, battle, ruler, based on short story, 19th century, british raj