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The Greatest Story Ever Told

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Original title
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Year
Running time
200 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
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Screenwriter
James Lee Barrett (Novel: Fulton Oursler)
Music
Hugo Friedhofer, Alfred Newman, Fred Steiner
Cinematography
Loyal Griggs, William C. Mellor
Cast
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Producer
United Artists
Genre
Drama | Religion. Biblical
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
1965: 5 Nominations for Oscar, including, OST, Costume Design color, Art Direction color
1965: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
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