David and Bathsheba Reviews
Alfred Newman has accompanied the film with an excellent score, concluding with a moving choral version of the 23rd Psalm (The Lord is my shepherd...). The only real action sequence is the confrontation with Goliath, shown as a flashback. The rest is old fashioned melodrama, not that that is a bad thing.
The 1950's loved their bible epics and this one is one huge production. In fact it was the years biggest film. But bigger isn't better and the staging is not memorable.
Two great actors try and save it. Gregory Oeck stars as David. He is a man of God, but when he gets a looka Bathsheba, played by Susan Hayward, he forgets about his wife and goes after the beauty.
Not even Gregory Peck can breathe live into this overlong drivel.