Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 9, 2010
- Originally Released: 1975
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Vintage Featurette Call It Magic: The Making of The Man Who Would Be King
- John Huston Movies Trailer Gallery
- Producton Notes
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 04/09/1998
"...Wide-screen action and adventure don't get much more satisfying than this..."
Wall Street Journal - 01/15/2010
"Christopher Plummer is Rudyard Kipling in John Huston's peerless version of the classic Kipling story."
Based on the classic story by Anglo-Indian novelist Rudyard Kipling, two British adventurers, former soldiers in Her Majesty's Service, give up the drudgery of eking out a living, legal and illegal, in poverty Raj-ruled India, and set out for the isolated, desolate land of Kafiristan to become heroes or, perhaps, even kings...
Based On A Novel |
Big Battles |
Essential Cinema |
Scams And Cons |
- Color by Technicolor; shot in Panavision on location in Morocco, Grand Montée, Chamonix, France and Pinewood Studios, London, England.
- Shown at the Teheran Film Festival November 27, 1975.
- The newspaper that Kipling edited was called "The Northern Star."
- Additional cast: Mohammad Shamsi (Babu), Karroom Ben Bouih (Kafu Selim), Albert Moses (Ghulam), Paul Antrim (Mulvaney), Graham Acres (Officer) and The Blue Dancers of Goulamine (The Dancers).
- Additional credits: Pat McDermott (hairdresser), Eunice Beharrell (assistant editor), Eric Van Harem-Noman (camera operator), Angela Allen (continuity), Les Hodgson (sound editor), Royal Service Company (production services).
- A Persky-Bright/Devon Feature. Copyright 1975 Devon Company.