Big-budget Biblical yucky muck. Peck plays stoic King David, fierce in battle but frail where temptresses trod. Having saved a cuckold in battle, he returns home to nurse a wound, instead nurses a raging... torch for the cuckold's wife, tempestuous Susan Hayward, acting within an inch of
her insured head of tossing tendrils, whom he spots taking a bath. He, wisely, we say, dumps the first wife of his harem---the shrewish Jayne Meadows--that's right, Jayne Meadows! The cuckold gets sent to war and gets killed, Bathsheba marries David and a baby is born eight months,
three-and-a-half weeks, six days and ten seconds later, but dies. The Lord sends Raymond Massey, as t...