David and Bathsheba (1951)

David and Bathsheba brilliantly builds on the lives of both characters, if not for the common romantic undertones of the 50's.

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Time:
1000 BC

Period:
Kings of Israel

Place:
Jerusalem, Israel

Reference Book:
The Bible

Notable Characters:
David

Movie Details

Film Director:
Henry King

MPAA Rating:
NR

Length:
116 Minutes

Genres:
Mesopotamia History
Drama
Biographies
Romantic

Starring:
Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, James Robertson Justice, Raymond Massey, Jayne Meadows, Kieron Moore, Gwen Verdon


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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.

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