The Man Who Would Be King starred Sean Connery and Michael Caine. It was filmed in 1975 in Morocco. Directed by John Huston and based on the story by Rudyard Kipling, it was a film that Huston had been trying to get made for 20 years. Made in the time when movies were transitioning to what I think of as the modern era, it has elements of the classic swashbuckers, some humor, and a touch of Indiana Jones.
I watched it last night in commemoration of Sean Connery's passing. I wanted to pick something he had starred in and when I learned that this was his personal favorite film that sealed it.
The trailer is terrible, in the way that trailers often were, but the movie holds up pretty well considering that it comes from a time just before computer generated special effects were possible. I looked at clips to share, but this short homage really captures something of the movie.