David and Bathsheba (1951) Rated NR

david-and-bathshebaKing David enters into an affair with Bathsheba after watching her bathe from the rooftop. Starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey, Jayne Meadows.

This film tells the story of King David from 2 Samuel. We start with David already in place as king, spying on a married woman bathing.  From there, the story unfolds. The film is shot produced in the Technicolor glory of its time. It also relies heavily on dialogue to drive the story, rather than action.  With two powerhouse actors at the helm, this is a wise move.  My only complaint is that I wish it had been more biblically accurate, instead of adding in storylines that weren’t.  I still enjoyed the film, though, despite some minor flaws.  It is worth a watch.

 

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