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David and Goliath (1960)

David e Golia (original title)
King Saul of the Israelites is visited in Jerusalem by the Prophet Samuel who foretells him that a war with The Philistines is inevitable and the shepherd David will become king.

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Cast

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David (as Ivo Payer)
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Merab (as Eleonore Rossi Drago)
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Giulia Rubini ...
Pierre Cressoy ...
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Prophet Samuel (as Edward Hilton)
Furio Meniconi ...
Asrod, King of the Philistines
Aldo Pedinotti ...
Goliath (as Kronos)
Dante Maggio ...
Cret
Luigi Tosi ...
Benjamin Di Gaba
Umberto Fiz ...
Lazar
Ugo Sasso ...
Huro
Ileana Danelli ...
Sarah
Emma Baron ...
Anna - mother of David
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Storyline

The story of the film is adapted from the Old Testament: The Philistines declare war on the Israelites and wrench the Arch of the Allience from them. Saul, the king of Israel, listens meanwhile to the words of the prophets who tell him that the new king will be a young shepard called David. But still David has to fight the enemy in form of their mighty giant Goliath. Written by Volker Boehm

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World's Greatest Story of Faith and Courage! The Story of DAVID the Shepherd Boy Who Became KING


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28 May 1961 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa #31121 issued January 21, 1960. MPAA certificate #19764. January 21st, 1960, was a Thursday, in the United States of America. See more »

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Version of King David (1985) See more »

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David and Goliath, Orson Wells as Saul.
29 June 1999 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Released as David And Goliath, this is a very enjoyable classic Bible story. On the cover it is billed as an Orson Wells picture, however, Wells does not take the prominent focus. This movie explores the opposite side of the Philistenes gearing up for war against Israel, an aspect not usually covered in Bible stories. If you like classic film, this is definitely one that should be seen.


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