PG-13 | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Publicity for this picture reported that the biblical story of King David was a story from the bible that not even religious epic auteur Cecil B. DeMille had ever attempted to make.
The king cannot speak with you now. He is engaged in the affairs of state.
Samuel: Since when have the affairs of state taken precedence over the affairs of God?
Saul: ...Samuel. We welcome you. With God's blessing, our victory is complete.
Samuel: Is THIS how you show ...
The "Star of David" on the shields and military standards is inaccurate. The symbol only came into common usage as a religious/national symbol many decades later. (Some believe during the middle ages) Assuming that this symbol represents David, as the name suggests, this would not be an Israelite symbol until the time of David's Kingship. This is out of place during the reign of King Saul.
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$4,797,248 (USA) (14 April 1985)
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