Man Who Would Be King


Director: John Houston

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl

A genius of a director with a brilliant script brings this story to life with a fine cast that includes Christopher Plummer as the author Rudyard Kipling, Sean Connery as the man who would be king, Michael Caine as the maddened survivor of the horrifying adventure, & Shakira Caine as the would-be king's native wife.

Connery passes himself off as a descendant of Alexander the Great in order to take over an ancient, secret cult from which all Masonic orders are descended, & whose gargantuan city is unknown to the outside world. Things do not quite go as the would-be king intends.

Truly a great movie, for which there was a crappy novelization (by Michael Hardwick) without regard for Kipling's original story.

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