Solomon and Sheba

Solomon and Sheba (1959)

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  • Genre: History, Romance
  • Release Date: 1959-12-25
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 48 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 19min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Edward Small Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Under the rule of King David, Israel is united and prosperous although surrounded by enemies including Egypt and its allies. The aging King David favors his younger son, Solomon, as his successor, but David's elder son Prince Adonijah, a warrior, declares himself King. When David learns of this, he publicly announces Solomon to be his successor. Adonijah and Joab, his general, withdraw in rage. Israel prospers under King Solomon's wise and benevolent rule and is seen as a threat to more tyrannical monarchs in the region. The Pharaoh of Egypt agrees to cede a Red Sea port to the Queen of Sheba in a plot to undermine Solomon's rule. Sheba is to seduce Solomon and introduce Sheban pagan worship into Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Prince Adonijah, now banished, also conspires with Pharaoh and is given an army to defeat Solomon. The film is a highly fictionalized dramatization of events depicted in The Bible -- First Kings chapter 10 and Second Chronicles chapter 9.

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    Sound Winston Ryder Sound Editor
    Art Richard Day Art Direction
    Camera Freddie Young Director of Photography
    Costume & Make-Up Tom Smith Makeup Artist
    Sound Malcolm Arnold Music
    Art Dario Simoni Set Decoration
    Sound Norman Wanstall Assistant Sound Editor
    Sound David Hildyard Sound
    Editing Willy Kemplen Assistant Editor
    Directing King Vidor Director
    Camera Léo L. Fuchs Still Photographer
    Costume & Make-Up Anne Box Hairstylist
    Sound Mario Nascimbene Music
    Production Ted Richmond Producer
    Production Tyrone Power Producer
    Writing Anthony Veiller Screenplay
    Writing Crane Wilbur Writer
    Costume & Make-Up John O'Gorman Makeup Artist
    Production Richard McWhorter Production Manager
    Editing Otto Ludwig Editor
    Directing Bernard Vorhaus Assistant Director
    Costume & Make-Up Thomas Tuttle Makeup Artist
    Crew Alex Weldon Special Effects
    Art Alfred Sweeney Art Direction
    Production Eduardo García Maroto Production Manager
    Directing José María Ochoa Assistant Director
    Directing Noël Howard Second Unit Director
    Art Robert Goodstein Property Master
    Sound Franco Ferrara Conductor
    Camera John von Kotze Still Photographer
    Costume & Make-Up Eric Seelig Wardrobe Coordinator
    Camera Neil Binney Focus Puller
    Camera Paul Wilson Camera Operator
    Directing Elaine Schreyeck Script Supervisor
    Art José María Alarcón Assistant Art Director
    Art Julián Martín Painter
    Directing Joseph E. Kenney Assistant Director
    Production Tadeo Villalba Unit Production Manager
    Sound Fred Hughesdon Sound
    Art Ángel Arzuaga Assistant Set Decoration
    Crew Antonio Bueno Special Effects Assistant
    Art Luis Pérez Espinosa Art Direction
    Crew Terry Yorke Stunts
    Costume & Make-Up Ralph Jester Costume Design
    Sound Aubrey Lewis Sound
    Crew Jeroslav Berger Choreographer
    Crew Jean Pierre Genet Choreographer