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Category: Action/Adventure, DramaSub-Category: Action Film, Adventure FilmNarrative location: AfghanistanRuntime: 123 - 129 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United Kingdom, United StatesDirector: John HustonScreenwriter: John Huston, Rudyard Kipling, Gladys HillBased on: The Man Who Would Be KingMusic: Maurice JarreCinematography: Oswald MorrisStars: Sean Connery, Christopher Plummer, Michael Caine, Saeed Jaffrey, Doghmi Larbi, Paul Antrim, Mohammad Shamsi, Karroom Ben Bouih, Jack May Producer: John ForemanStudio: Columbia PicturesAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Russell Lloyd)
Academy Award for Best Production Design
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (John Huston, Gladys Hill)
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Award details: (details at IMDb)

The Man Who Would Be King is a 1975 film adapted from the Rudyard Kipling short story of the same title. It was adapted and directed by John Huston and starred Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Saeed Jaffrey, and Christopher Plummer as Kipling. The film follows two rogue ex-non-commissioned officers of the Indian Army who set off from late 19th-century British India in search of adventure and end up as kings of Kafiristan.

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