David and Goliath (1960)

The story of the film is adapted from the Old Testament: The Philistines declare war on the Israelites and wrench the Arch of the Allience from them. Saul, the king of Israel, listens meanwhile to the words of the prophets who tell him that the new king will be a young shepard called David. But still David has to fight the enemy in form of their mighty giant Goliath.

(Plot summary by Volker Boehm)

Runtime original: 01:35:00 —> Runtime at 90to5: 00:05:48


Director: Ferdinando Baldi and Richard Pottier

Writer: Umberto Scarpelli, Gino Mangini, Ambrogio Molteni and Emimmo Salvi (freely adapted by)

Editor: Franco Fraticelli

90to5 Editor: Mr.Brownian

90to5 Editor Website: Youtube Channel / Instagram

90to5 Edit Category: True Edit

90to5 Editor Bio: I’m a film student and editor, and I have been looking forward to entering something for 90to5 since 2015. I love Tarkovsky, the Dardenne Brothers and serious moody films, so editing “B-Movies” offers a fresh break from all that heaviness.

I chose David and Goliath because this public domain version in particular feels bloated as a feature film, and I felt another cut would do it good. By stripping off all the unnecessary subplots (eg. his initial girlfriend who gets struck by lightning?!?!), the core of the story can shine through a bit better: an underdog with the promise of God is stronger than the might of anyone else. Also, there’s a bit of Orson Welles in it, so that’s a plus.
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