David and Goliath
The Philistines declare war on the Israelites and wrench the Arch of the Alliance from them. Meanwhile, Saul, king of Israel, listens to the words of the prophets who tell him that the new king will be a young shepherd named David. But still, David has to fight the enemy in the form of their mighty giant warrior Goliath.
“David and Goliath” sticks to the spirit of the story of David and features the big moment when David brings down the “Empire State Building” known as Goliath. Orson Welles is featured in the film as King Saul and the acting is well executed in the movie. Also, the picture was filmed in Jerusalem and Yugoslavia.
The biblical elements include King Saul being told by the prophet Samuel that he has been rejected as king, and David, the shepherd boy, being chosen as Saul’s successor. We see David’s powerful triumph over Goliath, in addition to playing his harp for Saul and being given Saul’s daughter Michal as a wife.
The film differs in just a few scenes compared to Scripture, such as David speaking out politically against Saul and Goliath seen lifting what is called the Rock of Samson. But the spirit of the story of David is present in this film for sure. We think audiences will be delighted with this wonderful film about the shepherd boy who became God’s chosen king. “David and Goliath” has earned our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages. It is not intended for the very young, and there is a bit of blood when David kills Goliath and in a few battle scenes. Little David stands tall in this movie!