Solomon and Sheba

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Solomon and Sheba ★★ 1959

King Solomon's brother and the Egyptian Pharaoh send the Queen of Sheba to Israel to seduce King Solomon so they may gain his throne. Tyrone Power had filmed most of the lead role in this silly, overwrought epic when he died of a heart attack. The role was reshot, with Brynner (with a full head of hair) replacing him. Director Vidor's unfortunate last film. Shot on location in Spain. 139m/C VHS . Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Pavan, George Sanders, Alejandro Rey; D: King Vidor; C: Frederick A. (Freddie) Young; M: Malcolm Arnold.