David and Bathsheba
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David and Bathsheba is a respectable, slightly stodgy cinematic adaptation of the Old Testament story. King David (Gregory Peck), much beloved by his subjects and a war hero of long standing, falls victim to the sins of the flesh when he falls in love with Bathsheba (Susan Hayward), the wife of Uriah (Kieron Moore), one of David's most trusted soldiers. His downfall begins when David orders Uriah into a suicidal battle, knowing that this will clear the way for his relationship with Bathsheba. His infatuation leads him to neglect his kingdom and his people, and invokes the wrath of God.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a big picture in every respect."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Typical lavish Hollywood Biblical treatment, but awash with juice, thanks to the force supplied by the three leads."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A reverential and sometimes majestic treatment of chronicles that have lived three millenia...In concerning itself with an ageless romance, "David and Bathsheba" admirably achieves its goal."
‑ , New York Times
"Stale, earnest, and dignified (like most of Henry King films), this Biblical saga primarily served as star vehicle for Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Entertaining less as a Bibilical epic than as an epic exercise in extreme camp."
‑ Richard Luck, Film4
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