David and Bathsheba brilliantly builds on the lives of both characters, if not for the common romantic undertones of the 50's.
Kings of Israel
Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, James Robertson Justice, Raymond Massey, Jayne Meadows, Kieron Moore, Gwen Verdon
Perhaps the part I liked the most was the notion that Bathsheba knew when the king would walk out and have a look around.
The scene is not one that you would expect, it was presented with much taste and as described on the pages of the Bible.
Another character I really like is Uriah the hittite who found his devotion to Israel's army to be a call higher than any other.
There's much innocence in this character. Portrayed very much as the man his ewe lamb in 1 Samuel.
King David himself is a man in total control and mastery of his soldiers and his kingdom.
A good and humble portrayal of the character but who is more like a romantic american man of the 50's and less like an Israelite king of more than 3,000 years ago.
Rest of review coming soon
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