Rotten Tomatoes
Cancel Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

David and Goliath

1960 1h 35m History Drama List
Reviews 45% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
Samuel (Edward Hilton) prophesies the end of the reign of the ruthless and power-hungry King Saul of Israel (Orson Welles) and anoints shepherd's son David (Ivo Payer) the chosen successor. Wishing to destroy the kindhearted and wise young man, malevolent Abner (Massimo Serato) sends David to make peace with Israel's enemy, the Philistines. Philistine leader King Asrod (Furio Meniconi) says his people will lay down their arms if David can slay the powerful fighter Goliath (Kronos). Read More Read Less
Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

Where to Watch

David and Goliath

Fandango at Home Prime Video

Rent David and Goliath on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video.

Critics Reviews

View All (1) Critics Reviews
Phil Hall Film Threat Where are the Philistines when you really need them? Rated: 2/5 Aug 5, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

View All (9) audience reviews
Steve D The religious might care. I didn't Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/24 Full Review David D The Bible is great with David and is Goliath you should read it Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/25/23 Full Review Audience Member i have to say i liked this one, its worth a watch and i would even dare say, put it on blu ray. it needs a face lift, however like most movies, its story isnt like the bibles, they mixed it up a bit and put in a plot to kill the king, something that wasnt in the story of David and Saul. would of been better to go with the bible and how its written. i did however like Orsen Wells as Saul. he had the perfect look for saul, david on the other hand, meh, they should of gotten someone else. its a decent movie, if you can get over how they told the story. also, the girfriend at the beginning of the movie, wasnt in the biblical story, that why i wouldnt give it a four star. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member David and Goliath (1961) ?? Ham handed film version of David and Goliath story suffers from wooden acting and bad writing. Terrible but funny. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member This was interesting, and I watched it only because I both love swords-and-sandals epics and am a huge Orson Welles fan. This gets huge bonus points because only Welles would insist on making sure he got to direct every scene that he acted in. That's awesome--and craftsmanship and artistry such as his should never be denied, simply for the sake of cinema. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member A stinker of Biblical proportions, with a drunken Welles bellowing away for a scenes and an awesome battle with a giant. Oh, and the backstory about David's girlfriend getting struck by lightning-- I'm pretty sure that's not in the Bible. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
David and Goliath

My Rating

Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

Cast & Crew

Movie Info

Synopsis Samuel (Edward Hilton) prophesies the end of the reign of the ruthless and power-hungry King Saul of Israel (Orson Welles) and anoints shepherd's son David (Ivo Payer) the chosen successor. Wishing to destroy the kindhearted and wise young man, malevolent Abner (Massimo Serato) sends David to make peace with Israel's enemy, the Philistines. Philistine leader King Asrod (Furio Meniconi) says his people will lay down their arms if David can slay the powerful fighter Goliath (Kronos).
Director
Richard Pottier, Ted Kaplan
Producer
Emimmo Salvi
Production Co
Ansa, Dubrava Film
Genre
History, Drama
Original Language
Italian
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 16, 2016
Runtime
1h 35m
Most Popular at Home Now