The Man Who Would Be King: March 31st
Based on the Rudyard Kipling yarn and directed by John Huston (The Maltese Falcon, The Asphalt Jungle, Night of The Iguana, The Misfits), the film takes us on high adventure following two ex-military officers (the incredible acting team of Michael Caine and Sean Connery) seeking fortune and glory in the wild terrain of Kafiristan.
“John Huston's "The Man Who Would Be King" is swashbuckling adventure, pure and simple, from the hand of a master. It's unabashed and thrilling and fun. We get strong characterizations, we get excitement, we even get to laugh every once in a while. We need movies like this more now than we did years ago, when Hollywood wasn't shy about straightforward action films. And Huston's eventual casting of Michael Caine and Sean Connery is exactly right. They work together so well, they interact so easily and with such camaraderie, that watching them is a pleasure. The movie proceeds with impossible coincidences, untold riches, romances and betrayals, and heroic last words and -- best of all -- some genuinely witty scenes between Connery and Caine, and when it's over we haven't learned a single thing worth knowing and there's not even a moral, to speak of, but we've had fun.” Roger Ebert, 1975
129 minutes / Directed by John Huston / Starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer / 1975 UK | USA