A Story of David
|A Story of David|
|Directed by||Bob McNaught|
|Produced by||William Goetz|
|18 November 1962 (US TV)|
A Story of David is a 1961 British-Israeli drama film directed by Bob McNaught and starring Jeff Chandler, Basil Sydney and Peter Arne. It depicts the life of the Biblical King David and his conflicted relationship with King Saul.
It was one of the first made for TV movies.
- Jeff Chandler - David
- Basil Sydney - King Saul
- Peter Arne - Doeg
- David Knight - Jonathan
- Barbara Shelley - Abigail
- Donald Pleasence - Nabal
- Richard O'Sullivan - Abiathar
- Robert Brown - Jashobeam
- David Davies - Abner
- Angela Browne - Michal
- John Van Eyssen - Joab
- Martin Wyldeck - Hezro
- Charles Carson - Ahimilech
- Zena Marshall - Naomi
- Alec Mango - Kudruh
- Peter Madden - Chief Herder
ABC could not find a sponsor for the program. It eventually screened on ABC as a Sunday night movie in 1962. The movie drew record high ratings and prompted ABC to commission a series Great Bible Stories.
- Two-Part Show Is One Worth Look Smith, Cecil. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 21 Nov 1963: C14.
- Renewal at Allied for Jeff Chandler: 'Plunderers' Pleases Studio; Star Urges Subsidy for Films Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 4 October 1960: A9.
- TV King David Is a Diplomat, Too Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) [Chicago, Ill] 21 Aug 1960: sw18
- Biblical Special, 'David' to Screen Smith, Cecil. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 16 Nov 1962: D18.
- NEWS OF TV AND RADIO: Perennial Best Seller Will Be Source Of New A.B.C. Series Other Items By RICHARD F. SHEPARD. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 30 June 1963: 75.
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