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A Story of David: The Hunted (1960)

A Story of David (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 18 November 1962 (USA)
King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts... See full summary »

Director:

Bob McNaught

Writers:

Gerry Day (teleplay), Terence Maples (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Chandler ... David
Basil Sydney ... King Saul
Peter Arne ... Doeg
David Knight ... Jonathan
Barbara Shelley ... Abigail
Donald Pleasence ... Nabal
Richard O'Sullivan ... Abiathar
Robert Brown ... Jashobeam
David Davies David Davies ... Abner
Angela Browne ... Michal
John Van Eyssen John Van Eyssen ... Joab (as John van Eyssen)
Martin Wyldeck ... Hezro
Charles Carson ... Ahimilech
Zena Marshall ... Naomi
Alec Mango ... Kudruh
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Storyline

King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts to have David killed. Saul's son, and David's best friend, Jonathan, conspires to help David, who is reluctant to fight back against his own people the Israelites. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The Sword That Challenged The Iron Might of Tyranny!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Israel

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Story of David: The Hunted See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Basil Sydney's final film before his death on January 10, 1968 at the age of 73. See more »

Quotes

Nabal: Virtue, they say, is its own reward.
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Connections

Version of David and Bathsheba (1951) See more »

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User Reviews

Fairly true to the Word of God, wonderfully acted, great casting.
29 September 2004 | by pmoffittSee all my reviews

Great casting using Jeff Chandler as David and great casting overall. One of Chandler's last movies as he passed away at the young age of 42 the following year due to blood poisoning after surgery. Screen play, acting, directing all very good which makes for a very good movie.

Great entertainment but more important, fairly true depiction of Biblical record of David's life before he was made King of Israel.

Made in 1960 in the good old days of Hollywood when Biblical history, which it is and not fairly tales, was given the respect it deserves.

Highly recommended for family and church viewing. Parents and pastors alike can feel confident that though Hollywood, respect for the integrity and dignity of scripture is maintained throughout.


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