Sean Connery and Michael Caine team up as Danny Dravot and Peachy Carnahan, two former British soldiers stationed in India. Both men are as crooked as they come and, seeking a quick fortune, are dismayed by the thought of being lowly laborers when they return to England. Naturally, they decide to become gun runners in neighboring Kafiristan. But when an arrow appears to pierce Dravot's heart without harming him, he is taken as a god by the locals. Life seems good, until he falls in love, his mortality is exposed, and their dream comes crashing down. Director John Huston tried for decades to adapt Rudyard Kipling's outrageous story, and in the 70s found his ideal leading men in Caine and Connery, both of whom claimed THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING was their favorite of all the films they worked on.
DCP - Warner Brothers