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      Solomon and Sheba

      1959 2 hr. 19 min. History Drama List
      14% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 57% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Near death, King David has a vision that his poet son, Solomon (Yul Brynner), should succeed him, rather than hot-headed Adonijah (George Sanders). Furious, Adonijah departs the court, swearing he will become king. Other rulers are concerned that Solomon's benevolent rule and interest in monotheism will threaten their tyrannical, polytheistic kingdoms. The Queen of Sheba (Gina Lollobrigida) makes an agreement with the Egyptian pharaoh (David Farrar) to corrupt Solomon for their mutual benefit. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jun 06 Buy Now

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      Jorge H True acting. These actors make You believe every word spoken, one does not need to distance oneself from reality, as they are!, not become. Solomon,Sheba. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review Audience Member Religious bias -- This movie and several other movies from the 1950s with a religious overtone, such as The Robe, Quo Vadis, and Samson and Delilah, unfortunately depict all pagans or anybody who isn't a Jew or Christian as morally depraved and decadent. The focus is only on biblical-related stories that ignore the world outside the Bible. As far as they are concerned, nothing good came from pagan Egypt, Greece or Rome. Any movie that preaches about the "one true god" gives a short shift to freedom of religion. The movies ignore the fact that ancient Judea's lack of religious freedom made it a fertile ground for religious extremism. Most 1950s religious movies also overlook the loss of freedom the occurred after Christians assumed political power in the 4th century. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Great movie love king vidor Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member I saw this film when it was new in 1960. I was a movie enthusiast who with as far as I can judge today a good and differentiated taste and who gave even poor movies some justification. This film was the only one in my whole life, which I left in the middle. It was simply terrible! The half star that I am giving it is because otherwise it won't be fair as I didn't watch the rest of the film... Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review deke p Seeing this I now appreciate why GINA was HOT!! WOW! I think this must be what the Liz Taylor ovie CLEOPATRA was tryig to top. Saw this first time xn tv Easter Sunday 4.21.2019. But the plot is not Biblical, nor historically accurate. Just speculation. Actors were good. Yul with hair. George Sanders xlnt. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member So bad it was funny. How did Gina and Yul get conned into this rubbish show I will never know Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine This multi-million-dollar semi-biblical extravaganza is one hour shorter than Ben-Hur, but it seems to take at least twice as long to sit through. Nov 11, 2019 Full Review Antonio Lara El Pais (Spain) The movie not only lacks attractive qualities but it is beneath other pseudo-biblical pastiches. [Full Review in Spanish] Jul 17, 2019 Full Review Isabel Quigly The Spectator It is highbrow nowadays to enjoy this sort of low- browedness, and not admit to too many yawns; all the same, after the first hour or so, I couldn't stop thinking of all the useful and pleasant things I might be doing if I was only outside the cinema. Jul 12, 2018 Full Review Matt Brunson Creative Loafing If Ben-Hur was The Avengers of its decade, then Solomon and Sheba was the Fantastic Four of its time, an expensive undertaking that earned sizable bank without being especially good. Rated: 2/4 Apr 8, 2015 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Dull biblical epic. Rated: C Sep 17, 2008 Full Review Susan Granger www.susangranger.com Rated: 2/5 Dec 15, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Near death, King David has a vision that his poet son, Solomon (Yul Brynner), should succeed him, rather than hot-headed Adonijah (George Sanders). Furious, Adonijah departs the court, swearing he will become king. Other rulers are concerned that Solomon's benevolent rule and interest in monotheism will threaten their tyrannical, polytheistic kingdoms. The Queen of Sheba (Gina Lollobrigida) makes an agreement with the Egyptian pharaoh (David Farrar) to corrupt Solomon for their mutual benefit.
      Director
      King Vidor
      Screenwriter
      Anthony Veiller, Paul Dudley, George Bruce
      Production Co
      Edward Small Productions
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 17, 2017
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