David and Goliath

David and Goliath

Orson Welles
Director: Ferdinando Baldi, Richard Pottier Cast: Orson Welles
Orson Welles
, Ivo Payer
Ivo Payer
Ferdinando Baldi, Richard Pottier,

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Overview

Very loosely based on its Biblical source, this standard Italian sword-and-sandal action film stars Orson Welles as an intense, inward-turning King Saul, deteriorating at the same time that David is rising in renown. The shepherd David (Ivo Payer) is sent to the Israelite forces with supplies for his older brothers when he first discovers who Goliath is -- the giant over nine feet tall that challenges any single warrior to meet him one-on-one in battle. If someone takes up his challenge, it would decide whether the Israelites or Philistines are victorious in their current stand-off. David's one-shot victory turns the tide and hastens Saul's decline. The monarch's lithesome daughters Merab and Michal are played by Eleonora Rossi-Drago and Giulia Rubini, his son Jonathan is portrayed by Pierre Cressoy, and Goliath by Kronos, a muscular "giant" of European circus and music hall circuits.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2001
UPC: 0096009016197
Original Release: 1961
Rating: PG
Source: Echo Bridge
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:35:00

Special Features

Interactive menus ; Scene index; Quiz

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Orson Welles King Saul
Ivo Payer David
Edward Hilton Prophet Samuel
Massimo Serato Abner
Eleonora Rossi-Drago Merab
Giulia Rubini Michal
Pierre Cressoy Jonathan
Furio Meniconi Asrod
Dante Maggio Cret
Luigi Tosi Benjamin Di Gaba
Ugo Sasso Huro
Ferdinando Baldi Actor
Emma Baron Actor
Fabrizio Capucci Actor
Carlo D'Angelo Actor
Carla Foscari Actor
Renato Terra Actor
Gabriele Tinti Actor
Ivica Pajer Actor

Technical Credits
Ferdinando Baldi Director
Richard Pottier Director
Adalberto Albertini Cinematographer
Oscar D'Amico Art Director
Carlo Fiore Cinematographer
Franco Fraticelli Editor
Carlo Innocenzi Score Composer
Gino Mangini Screenwriter
Ambrogio Molteni Screenwriter
Ditta Peruzzi Costumes/Costume Designer
Carla Renalli Choreography
Emimmo Salvi Producer,Screenwriter
Umberto Scarpelli Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. I Will Send Thee a Man [8:08]
3. Am I Not King? [5:14]
4. Here With Thee [5:12]
5. Goliath [7:43]
6. The Rock of Samson [9:49]
7. David, Son of Jesse [9:12]
8. The Last Prophecy [2:51]
9. An Evil Omen [5:34]
10. A Man Who Has Faith [7:20]
11. Am I That Man? [8:54]
12. The Impossible [8:15]
13. The King Must Die [14:05]

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