YMMV / The Man Who Would Be King

  • Adaptation Displacement: Nowadays, not so much, but back in the 1970s you were much more likely to find folks who had never heard of the short story.
  • Crazy Awesome: Peachy and Danny are on a mission to become KINGS! They also laugh so hard in the face of Death that causes an avalanche that saves them, take out armed tribesmen by spitting one bullet into a fire (while in their underwear) and following the foiling of their plan to blackmail a Rajah they go back and try again (successfully this time).
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: After an early victory against a rival Afghan tribe, the village leader Ootah offers to let Peachy and Danny sleep with one of his daughters as a reward. They turn him down because they had taken a vow of chastity back in India. Misunderstanding this for something else, Ootah then offers up one of his sons.
  • Values Dissonance: While the film does show the negative side of imperialism, all of the native Indian characters are show to be submissive towards the English.