About

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.

7.9
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Directed by

John Huston

Written by

John Huston (Screenplay)
Gladys Hill (Screenplay)
Rudyard Kipling (Story)

Runtime

129 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Rudyard Kipling's epic of splendor, spectacle and high adventure at the top of a legendary world.

Cast

Keywords

british army british empire cheating con man journalist friends soldier 19th century battle king robbery based on short story treasure gold coronation ruler british raj

Photos

Lists

#644 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#130 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#155 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material John Huston

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Alexandre Trauner

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design Edith Head

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing