Cinema: Rogues' Regiment

THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

Directed by JOHN HUSTON Screenplay by JOHN HUSTON and GLADYS HILL

John Huston has been wanting to make this movie for more than 20 years. It was worth the wait. A mellow, brassy, vigorous movie, rich in adventure and melancholy, The Man Who Would Be King represents the best work Huston has done in a decade. Like The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1947), The Man Who Would Be King is also a meditation on the excesses of ambition and avarice.

Huston and Gladys Hill's adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling short story set in 19th century India takes...

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