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David and Bathsheba

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Original title
David and Bathsheba
Year
Running time
111 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Philip Dunne
Music
Alfred Newman
Cinematography
Leon Shamroy
Cast
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Producer
20th Century-Fox
Genre
Adventure. Drama | Historical. Biblical. Religion. Epic film
Synopsis / Plot
Though David has all the wealth, power, wives & children inherent for the King of Israel he does not have what he craves most: the true love of a woman who loves him as a man instead of as King. He is attracted to Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers who is more devoted to army duty than to his wife. David & Bathsheba succumb to their feelings. Their affair, her resulting pregnancy, & David's resolve to have her husband killed so Bathsheba will be free to marry, bring the wrath of God upon the kingdom. David must rediscover his faith in God in order to save Bathsheba from death by stoning, his kingdom from drought & famine, & himself from his many sins.
Awards
1951: Academy Awards: 5 Nominations, including best history and screenplay and art direction
1951: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
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