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The Greatest Story Ever Told
- Max Von Sydow

Overview - George Stevens presents his monumental adaptation of the story of Jesus Christ starring Max von Sydow. The film concentrates on the most familiar episodes of the biblical story, including the birth of Christ in Bethlehem, Herod's (Jose Ferrer) decree of the execution of all male children in Judea, and the Holy family's escape into Egypt.  Read more...

 
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Overview

George Stevens presents his monumental adaptation of the story of Jesus Christ starring Max von Sydow. The film concentrates on the most familiar episodes of the biblical story, including the birth of Christ in Bethlehem, Herod's (Jose Ferrer) decree of the execution of all male children in Judea, and the Holy family's escape into Egypt. It continues as Christ encounters John the Baptist (Charlton Heston) searches for the Twelve Apostles, and raises Lazarus (Michael Tolan), while John the Baptist is executed. It concludes with Jesus' expulsion of the moneylenders from the temple, the instruction of the Apostles at the Last Supper, Christ's betrayal by Judas (David McCallum), the Passion, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. The product of years of research and planning by Stevens, the film features a huge cast of stars, among whom Von Sydow, McCallum, Dorothy McGuire (Mary), Sidney Poitier (Simon of Cyrene), Claude Rains (Herod the Great), Donald Pleasence (The Devil), Martin Landau (Caiaphas), and Janet Margolin (Mary of Bethany), give fine performances.

Cast List

George Stevens - American director/producer, SWING TIME (1936), GIANT (1956)
Martin Landau - Oscar winning actor, ED WOOD
Van Heflin - American Actor
Donald Pleasence - British Actor
Alfred Newman - Composer/Conductor/D.1970
Robert Blake - Actor, Film and TV, BARETTA, OUR GANG
Bobby Blake - Actor, Film and TV, BARETTA, OUR GANG
Michael Gubitosi - Actor, Film and TV, BARETTA, OUR GANG
Mickey Gubitosi - Actor, Film and TV, BARETTA, OUR GANG
Carroll Baker - American Actress
Caroll Baker - American Actress
Sidney Poitier - American Actor, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
Vittorio Nino Novarese
William C. Mellor - American Director of Photography
William Mellor - American Director of Photography
Angela Lansbury - American Film and Television Actress, MURDER, SHE WROTE
David McCallum - Illya Kuryakin of TV's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
Claude Rains - British actor, CASABLANCA, NOTORIOUS, MR. SKEFFINGTON
Robert Loggia - American actor, JAGGED EDGE
Loyal Griggs - American Director of Photography
George Stevens Jr.
Charlton Heston - Oscar-winning American actor, BEN HUR (1959)
Charles Carter - Oscar-winning American actor, BEN HUR (1959)
Charlton Easton - Oscar-winning American actor, BEN HUR (1959)
José Ferrer - Oscar-winning Puerto Rican Actor, CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Jose Vincente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron - Oscar-winning Puerto Rican Actor, CYRANO DE BERGERAC
James Lee Barrett - Screenwriter
Max Von Sydow - Swedish actor, director, THE EXORCIST
Max von Sydow - Swedish actor, director, THE EXORCIST
Dorothy McGuire - American Actress

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 119
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 027616912718
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Release Date: March 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Religious

Related Keywords:
Bible Epic
Religion
Christmas
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Notes:
Filmed in Ultra Panavision 70. THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD was originally released with a running time of 225 minutes, but other versions range from 127 minutes to 260 minutes.

 
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