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David and Bathsheba (film) Quotes

David and Bathsheba (film) is a TV program that appeared on TV in 1970 . David and Bathsheba ended in 1970.

It features Darryl F. Zanuck as producer, Alfred Newman (composer) in charge of musical score, and Leon Shamroy as head of cinematography.

David and Bathsheba (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of David and Bathsheba (film) is 116 minutes long. David and Bathsheba (film) is distributed by 20th Century-Fox.

The cast includes: Dennis Hoey as Joab, Leo Pessin as King David, Jayne Meadows as Michal, Susan Hayward as Bathsheba, and Raymond Massey as Nathan.

David and Bathsheba (film) Quotes

Leo Pessin as King David

  • (Leo Pessin) "That soldier who laid his hands on the Ark; he was only trying to be helpful."
  • (Raymond Massey) "It is not for us to question the ways of the Lord."
  • (Leo Pessin) "I question nothing, yet the sun was hot that day, the man had been drinking wine, all were excited when the ark began to fall. Is it not possible that the man might have died naturally from other causes?"
  • (Raymond Massey) "All causes are from God."
  • (Leo Pessin) "One of the vanities of kings is that they think virtue can be rewarded with a bauble. Or god must laugh at the spectacle of unvirtuous kings hanging bits of rock and metal on virtuous men."
  • (Leo Pessin) "Michal, I cannot find it in my heart to blame you for what you do -- but you, Absalom, my son, have I given you cause to hate me so?"
  • (Leo Pessin) "Your sarcasm is wasted. We both know that royalty is a fraud."
  • (Jayne Meadows) "It was no fraud when my father was king."
  • (Leo Pessin) "And I've never denied that Saul was every inch a king."
  • (Jayne Meadows) "And his successor every inch a fraud."
  • (Leo Pessin) "I will not argue that either."

Susan Hayward as Bathsheba

  • (Susan Hayward) "No, David. The boy. He'll see us."
  • (Leo Pessin) "No matter. Shepherd boys learn early about life."
  • (Susan Hayward) "Did you, David?"
  • (Leo Pessin) "Did I what?"
  • (Susan Hayward) "Learn about life early?"
  • (Leo Pessin) "Before I was 12, I knew everything there was to know about life. At 12 I'd killed wolves -- at 13 a man."
  • (Susan Hayward) "Perhaps you would prefer truth to honesty, Sire."

Dennis Hoey as Joab

  • (Dennis Hoey) "Sire?"
  • (Leo Pessin) "Hmmm?"
  • (Dennis Hoey) "You're wounded. Let me call for a physician."
  • (Leo Pessin) "No, no, let it alone. It's a long time since I've shed any blood. It's good to have proof that it still runs in my veins."

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