The Greatest Story Ever Told

The Greatest Story Ever Told


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From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ is given the all-star treatment in this epic retelling. Major aspects of Christ's life are touched upon, including the execution of all the newborn males in Egypt by King Herod; Christ's baptism by John the Baptist; and the betrayal by Judas after the Last Supper that eventually leads to Christ's crucifixion and miraculous return.

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Drama, Documentary, History


4h 20min

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Michael Anderson Jr.
James the Younger
Ina Balin
Martha of Bethany
Joanna Dunham
Mary Magdalene
José Ferrer
Herod Antipas
Van Heflin
Bar Amand
Charlton Heston
John the Baptist
Pat Boone
Angel at the Tomb
Janet Margolin
Mary of Bethany
David McCallum
Judas Iskarioth
Dorothy McGuire
The Virgin Mary
Donald Pleasence
The Dark Hermit - Satan
Sidney Poitier
Simon of Cyrene
Claude Rains
King Herod
Gary Raymond
Simon Peter
Telly Savalas
Pontius Pilate
John Wayne
Centurion at crucifixion
Shelley Winters
Woman who is healed
Ed Wynn
Old Aram
Rodolfo Acosta
Captain of lancers
Michael Ansara
Herod's commander
Robert Blake
Simon the Zealot
Frank De Kova
The tormentor
Jamie Farr
Mark Lenard
John Lupton
Speaker of Capernaum
Peter Mann
David Sheiner
James the Elder
Abraham Sofaer
Joseph of Arimathaea
Chet Stratton
Jay C. Flippen
Drunken Soldier - Herod Antipas' Court (uncredited)
Celia Lovsky
Woman Behind Railings (uncredited)