Solomon and Sheba

  • Film
  • Epic films
The Bible's sultriest couple, bar Samson and Delilah, deserve better than this empty Super Technirama epic. There's so much visual padding (feathers, armour, redundant crowd scenes) it's hard to focus on the romance. Lollobrigida does her pouting best, but she's no Gloria Swanson. Tyrone Power, the original Solomon, died halfway through production; Brynner, his replacement, is decidedly ill at ease. More fun to tuck up with the Old Testament.

Release details

Duration: 142 mins

Cast and crew

Director: King Vidor
Screenwriter: Anthony Veiller, Paul Dudley, George Bruce
Cast: Yul Brynner
Gina Lollobrigida
George Sanders
Marisa Pavan
David Farrar
John Crawford
Laurence Naismith
Alejandro Rey
Harry Andrews
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