Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 11, 1960

Solomon and Sheba (Edward Small; United Artists), shot in Spain by King (The Big Parade, War and Peace&) Vidor at a cost of $4,000,000, had to be completely remade after the leading man, Tyrone Power, died of a heart attack.

Yul Brynner and another $2,000,000 were hurled into the breach, along with 3,000 soldiers—including almost the entire Spanish corps of cavalry. But all King's horses and all King's men couldn't put the pieces together again.

In the Bible story (7 Kings 10:1-13) the personal relation between Solomon (Brynner) and Sheba (Gina Lollobrigida) is mercifully...

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