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A Story of David

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Director  Bob McNaught
5.8/10 IMDb

Country  United Kingdom Israel
A Story of David movie poster
Release date  1961 (1961)
Writer  Gerry Day (teleplay), Terence Maples (teleplay)

A Story of David is a 1961 British-Israeli drama film directed by Bob McNaught and starring Jeff Chandler, Basil Sydney and Peter Arne. It depicts the life of the Biblical King David and his conflicted relationship with King Saul.

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It was one of the first made for TV movies.

Cast

  • 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 - Abner
  • Angela Browne - Michal
  • John Van Eyssen - Joab
  • Martin Wyldeck - Hezro
  • Charles Carson - Ahimilech
  • Zena Marshall - Naomi
  • Alec Mango - Kudruh
  • Peter Madden - Chief Herder
  • Production

    The film was a co-production between ABC-TV and William Goetz. It was shot in Israel and London. During filming Chandler met David Ben Gurion.

    It was intended that the film be released as two one-hour episodes for TV in the US and as a feature in other countries. Part one was to be called David the Outlaw; part two David the Hunted.

    Release

    ABC could not find a sponsor for the program. It eventually screened on ABC as a Sunday night movie in 1962. The movie drew record high ratings and prompted ABC to commission a series Great Bible Stories.

    References

    A Story of David Wikipedia
    A Story of David IMDb A Story of David themoviedb.org


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