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A Story of David

Directed by: Bob McNaught
99 Minutes, 1960, Drama

King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul’s armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts to have David killed. Saul’s son, and David’s best friend, Jonathan, conspires to help David, who is reluctant to fight back against his own people the Israelites.


Director: Bob McNaught

Producer: George Pitcher

Producer: Irving Starr

Cast: Jeff Chandler

Cast: Basil Sydney

Cast: Peter Arne

Cast: David Knight

Cast: Barbara Shelley

Cinematographer: Arthur Ibbetson



Great casting using Jeff Chandler as David and great casting overall. One of Chandler’s last movies as he passed away at the young age of 42 the following year due to blood poisoning after surgery. Screen play, acting, directing all very good which makes for a very good movie.

Great entertainment but more important, fairly true depiction of Biblical record of David’s life before he was made King of Israel.

Made in 1960 in the good old days of Hollywood when Biblical history, which it is and not fairly tales, was given the respect it deserves.

Highly recommended for family and church viewing. Parents and pastors alike can feel confident that though Hollywood, respect for the integrity and dignity of scripture is maintained throughout.