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The Story of David -- Timothy Bottoms and Jane Seymour lead a talented cast in this two-part story of the life of King David. It begins with his legendary battle with the giant Goliath, and ends with his romance with Bathsheba and struggle to preserve Israel. The story of David is a legendary saga of a man after God's own heart.


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9 April 1976 (USA) See more »
He was the chosen king who loved God and committed the acts of sin. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
David Lowell Rich 
Alex Segal 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ernest Kinoy 

Produced by
Mildred Freed Alberg .... producer
Fernando González .... associate producer
Kuli Sander .... associate producer
Original Music by
Laurence Rosenthal 
Cinematography by
John Coquillon 
Film Editing by
Sidney Katz 
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt performer
Other crew
David Noel Freedman .... consultant

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191 min | USA:240 min (including commercials)
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The voice of Young Abner (Yehuda Efroni) is dubbed over.See more »
Samuel:Yaweh chose you.
King Saul:Out of the mouth of Samuel.
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Version of David and Bathsheba (1951)See more »


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Great TV description of psalmist king..., 15 March 2007
Author: mtr0118 from Brandon, Florida

This TV movie about King David may seem long,but it really shows in a vivid way David's transition from a mere shepherd boy to a great political figure and biblical icon.I liked the way the cast mentioned there faith in Yahweh.Keith Michell's portrayal of King David seemed realistic,especially in the scene where he was condemning Joab's murder of Abner.If we compare this film with the 1997 TV film of David by Lux Vide, both have great depictions of David's life. Anthony Quayle did a impressive performance as Saul.Too bad this film is only available on VHS. Let's hope that soon it can be restored or available on DVD.My hat goes of to Alex Segal and Lowell Rich for there project.

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