David and Bathsheba
David and Bathsheba (1951)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 10, 1951
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2007
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Variety Staff

This is a big picture in every respect.

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TV Guide

Typical lavish Hollywood Biblical treatment, but awash with juice, thanks to the force supplied by the three leads.

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New York Times

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.

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Emanuel Levy

Stale, earnest, and dignified (like most of Henry King films), this Biblical saga primarily served as star vehicle for Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward.

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Richard Luck

Entertaining less as a Bibilical epic than as an epic exercise in extreme camp.

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Aj V
A classic story performed by classic actors, Peck and Hayward do a good job in this movie, even though there are many boring scenes, the story and acting are… More
Dannielle Albert
The holes in Holy Scripture are left up to interpretation. What were the character's motivations for their crimes? How did the events of the Bible play… More