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The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

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.

Plot 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

DirectorJohn Huston
WritersJohn Huston, Gladys Hill, Rudyard Kipling
Production CompaniesPersky-Bright Productions, Devon
Production CountriesUnited States of America, United Kingdom
Spoken LanguagesEnglish

Alternate Titles

El hombre que pudo reinar
Seikkailujen sankarit
El hombre que sería Rey
왕이 되려던 사나이