The Man Who Would Be King

Danny (Sean Connery) decides that he wants to stay in Kafiristan and marry a woman; he chooses Roxana as his bride. Peachy (Michael Caine) is about to leave with part of the treasures but Danny convinces him to leave after the wedding ceremony. During the ceremony, Roxana bites Danny on the cheek and he bleeds a bit. The high priest Kafu Selim and the other priest notice this and see that Danny is not a god. They begin protesting and Danny, Peachy, Billy Fish and a bunch of riflemen make a run for it but they are outnumbered by the priests. Danny crosses a bridge which is cut down and Danny falls to his death. Back to the present, Peachy narrating the story to Rudyard Kipling (Christopher Plummer), he tells Kipling that after Danny died, he (Peachy) was crucified by the angry priests and survived. Then he made the near impossible journey back home and almost died because of the harsh weather. Having reached the end of his incredible story, Peachy then leaves and gives to Kipling a souvenir: Danny's skull wearing the crown.


Factual error: Carnehan describes himself as a "gunnery sergeant". This is an American rank and no such rank has ever existed in the British Army.

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