Ratings

TMDB Rating 6.3
IMDB Rating 6.2
RottenTomatoes Rating 17%

Financials

Revenue: $12,200,000

Budget: $5,000,000

Profit: + $7,200,000


Movie Details

Tag Line: Only once in 3000 years...anything like...

Status: Released

Average Rating: 6

Release Date: Dec 25, 1959

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Run Time: 2h 19m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: Edward Small Productions , United Artists


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Synopsis

Under the rule of King David, Israel is united and prosperous although surrounded by enemies including Egypt and its allies. The aging King David favors his younger son, Solomon, as his successor, but David's elder son Prince Adonijah, a warrior, declares himself King. When David learns of this, he publicly announces Solomon to be his successor. Adonijah and Joab, his general, withdraw in rage. Israel prospers under King Solomon's wise and benevolent rule and is seen as a threat to more tyrannical monarchs in the region. The Pharaoh of Egypt agrees to cede a Red Sea port to the Queen of Sheba in a plot to undermine Solomon's rule. Sheba is to seduce Solomon and introduce Sheban pagan worship into Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Prince Adonijah, now banished, also conspires with Pharaoh and is given an army to defeat Solomon. The film is a highly fictionalized dramatization of events depicted in The Bible -- First Kings chapter 10 and Second Chronicles chapter 9.


Main Cast

Yul Brynner

Yul Brynner

Solomon

Age : 65 | Popularity : 11%

Gina Lollobrigida

Gina Lollobrigida

Sheba

Age : 94 | Popularity : 17%

George Sanders

George Sanders

Adonijah

Age : 65 | Popularity : 24%

Marisa Pavan

Marisa Pavan

Abishag

Age : 90 | Popularity : 5%

David Farrar

David Farrar

Pharaoh

Age : 87 | Popularity : 3%

John Crawford

John Crawford

Joab

Age : 90 | Popularity : 11%

Finlay Currie

Finlay Currie

David

Age : 90 | Popularity : 7%

Harry Andrews

Harry Andrews

Baltor

Age : 77 | Popularity : 16%


Crew

Department Role Name
Sound Sound Editor
Winston Ryder
Winston Ryder
Music
Malcolm Arnold
Malcolm Arnold
Mario Nascimbene
Mario Nascimbene
Assistant Sound Editor
Norman Wanstall
Norman Wanstall
Sound
David Hildyard
David Hildyard
Fred Hughesdon
Fred Hughesdon
Aubrey Lewis
Aubrey Lewis
Conductor
Franco Ferrara
Franco Ferrara
Art Art Direction
Richard Day
Richard Day
Alfred Sweeney
Alfred Sweeney
Luis Pérez Espinosa
Luis Pérez Espinosa
Set Decoration
Dario Simoni
Dario Simoni
Property Master
Robert Goodstein
Robert Goodstein
Assistant Art Director
José María Alarcón
José María Alarcón
Painter
Julián Martín
Julián Martín
Assistant Set Decoration
Ángel Arzuaga
Ángel Arzuaga
Camera Director of Photography
Freddie Young
Freddie Young
Still Photographer
Léo L. Fuchs
Léo L. Fuchs
John von Kotze
John von Kotze
Focus Puller
Neil Binney
Neil Binney
Camera Operator
Paul Wilson
Paul Wilson
Costume & Make-Up Makeup Artist
Tom Smith
Tom Smith
John O'Gorman
John O'Gorman
Thomas Tuttle
Thomas Tuttle
Hairstylist
Anne Box
Anne Box
Wardrobe Coordinator
Eric Seelig
Eric Seelig
Costume Design
Ralph Jester
Ralph Jester
Editing Assistant Editor
Willy Kemplen
Willy Kemplen
Editor
Otto Ludwig
Otto Ludwig
Directing Director
King Vidor
King Vidor
Assistant Director
Bernard Vorhaus
Bernard Vorhaus
José María Ochoa
José María Ochoa
Joseph E. Kenney
Joseph E. Kenney
Second Unit Director
Noël Howard
Noël Howard
Script Supervisor
Elaine Schreyeck
Elaine Schreyeck
Production Producer
Ted Richmond
Ted Richmond
Tyrone Power
Tyrone Power
Production Manager
Richard McWhorter
Richard McWhorter
Eduardo García Maroto
Eduardo García Maroto
Unit Production Manager
Tadeo Villalba
Tadeo Villalba
Writing Screenplay
Anthony Veiller
Anthony Veiller
Writer
Crane Wilbur
Crane Wilbur
Crew Special Effects
Alex Weldon
Alex Weldon
Special Effects Assistant
Antonio Bueno
Antonio Bueno
Stunts
Terry Yorke
Terry Yorke
Choreographer
Jeroslav Berger
Jeroslav Berger
Jean Pierre Genet
Jean Pierre Genet
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