Solomon and Sheba


Solomon and Sheba

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.



Reviews Counted: 5

liked it

Audience Score

User Ratings: 956


All Critics | Top Critics
Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0


Average Rating: 3.2/5

You may have noticed some of the recent changes we have made. To read more about what we’ve been working on behind the scenes, please check out our new RT Product Blog here.

Want to See

Add Rating
My Rating    

Solomon and Sheba Photos

Movie Info

Romance, treachery, intrigue and spiritual awakenings abound in the Biblical film adaptation of Solomon and Sheba. Trouble begins between two brothers when poet Solomon (Yul Brynner) is chosen to be next in line to the throne by King David of Israel. His warrior brother Adonijah (George Sanders) is livid when Solomon becomes king. While Israel prospers under Solomon, Sheba (Gina Lollobrigida) conspires with the Egyptians to topple Israel. She is ambitious and seductive and finally gets Solomon to fall in love with her. When a pagan dance ritual turns into an orgy, the people turn against Solomon when the Temple of Jehovah is struck by lightning. After the righteous Solomon has fallen from the grace of God, Sheba renounces her pagan Gods and converts to Judaism. A cast of thousands depict the raging battle between the Israelites and the Egyptians. Directed by King Vidor at the cost of five million dollars, production was delayed when the original choice for the role of Solomon (Tyrone Power) died during the making of the film. Many scenes had to be redone with his replacement, Yul Brynner.

Watch it now


Critic Reviews for Solomon and Sheba

All Critics (5)

It is highbrow nowadays to enjoy this sort of low- browedness, and not admit to too many yawns; all the same, after the first hour or so, I couldn't stop thinking of all the useful and pleasant things I might be doing if I was only outside the cinema.

Jul 12, 2018 | Full Review…

If Ben-Hur was The Avengers of its decade, then Solomon and Sheba was the Fantastic Four of its time, an expensive undertaking that earned sizable bank without being especially good.

Apr 8, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Dull biblical epic.

Sep 17, 2008 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Tyrone Power morreu durante as filmagens deste trabalho que também marcou a despedida do veterano cineasta King Vidor. Ambos mereciam uma despedida mais nobre do que uma produção formulaica e medíocre como esta.

Aug 18, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Solomon and Sheba


Cardboard costumer.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Solomon and Sheba Quotes

News & Features