Sean Connery and Michael Caine's THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING Is the Best Movie You've Probably Never Seen
In 1975 director John Huston released a passion project of his called The Man Who Would Be King, which is an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s 1888 adventure novel.
The movie starred Sean Connery and Michael Caine as two former British soldiers named Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnahan who decide to set themselves up as kings in Kafiristan, which is a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander the Great. As you might imagine, things start out better than they could’ve imagined, but then their story takes a turn for the worse.
I was introduced to this film by my dad when I was a kid and it’s a favorite film of mine. We used to watch it all the time, but I hadn’t seen the movie in years. Then I noticed that it recently popped up on Amazon Prime, so of course, I had to watch it and be reminded of it’s greatness.
It was just as amazing as I remembered it being. Being a little older now, I also appreciated the story that it was telling even more. In my opinion, this is my favorite film that both Connery and Caine have starred in.
I haven’t met many people outside of my family and a few friends that have seen this movie. Even some of the most hardcore movie geeks that I know haven’t even heard of it until I brought it up with them. So, since the movie is currently available to watch on Amazon Prime, I thought I’d take the time to point the movie out to you and talk you into watching it!
I wish we had more films like this get made today. This is such a fun and epic adventure movie that is filled with heart and soul. It has all the makings of a great classic film, yet it’s a movie that seems to have been forgotten. So, here I am bringing attention to it, hoping that those of you who haven’t seen it will take the time to watch it.
I promise that this movie will be worth your time. I’d love to see the film get HD restoration and be re-released in theaters one day. It certainly deserves that.