Biblical Classics Collection

Biblical Classics Collection

Director: Delmer Daves, George Stevens, Henry Koster

Cast: Delmer Daves, George Stevens, Henry Koster, John Huston

     
 
The Bible was intended by producer Dino De Laurentiis as the first in a series of films which would eventually cover the Old and New Testament in their entireties. The many directors engaged for this project dropped out one by one, leaving only the adventurous John Huston. As a result, this film was the first and last in the series; its subtitle In the

Overview

The Bible was intended by producer Dino De Laurentiis as the first in a series of films which would eventually cover the Old and New Testament in their entireties. The many directors engaged for this project dropped out one by one, leaving only the adventurous John Huston. As a result, this film was the first and last in the series; its subtitle In the Beginning refers to the fact that only the first 22 chapters of Genesis ended up on film. After creation, we are introduced to the buff-naked Adam and Eve (Michael Parks and Ulla Bergyd), whose fall from grace segues into the Cain and Abel story. Next on the docket is the story of Noah, played by director Huston, who'd originally wanted Charlie Chaplin for the role. Abraham's sacrifice is then dramatized, with George C. Scott as the beleaguered protagonist. In quick succession, we are offered the Tower of Babel, the defiance of Nimrod, and Sodom and Gomorroh. Tying together these Old Testament episodes is Peter O'Toole as three angels; Ava Gardner also shows up in the role of Sarah.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2008
UPC:
0024543544593
Rating:
G
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
10:19:00
Sales rank:
28,566

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Max von Sydow Jesus Christ
Michael Parks Adam
Richard Burton Marcellus Gallio
Victor Mature Demetrius
Dorothy McGuire Virgin Mary
Jean Simmons Diana
Susan Hayward Messalina
Ulla Bergryd Eve
Michael Rennie Peter
Richard Harris Cain
Robert Loggia Joseph
Claude Rains King Herod
Debra Paget Lucia
John Huston Noah,Narrator
Anne Bancroft Paula
Jay Robinson Caligula
José Ferrer Herod Antipas
Charlton Heston John the Baptist
Stephen Boyd Nimrod

Technical Credits
Delmer Daves Director
George Stevens Director
Henry Koster Director
John Huston Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Greatest Story Ever Told
1. Main Title [:45]
2. "In The Beginning" [4:02]
3. The Three Kings [2:32]
4. Jesus, Mary & Joseph [4:10]
5. Escape From Bethlehem [:59]
6. John The Baptist [5:09]
7. Jesus' Temptation [1:47]
8. Gathering His Flock [6:48]
9. 'Love Thy Neighbor" [:05]
10. "Bring That Baptist To Me" [5:29]
11. The Tax Collector [2:05]
12. "Do Unto Others" [5:33]
13. John Before Herod [1:24]
14. The Flock Grows [7:01]
15. Cast the First Stone [4:00]
16. "I'm Cured!" [1:25]
17. "Blessed Are The Meek" [2:51]
18. A Prophet In His Own Home [1:39]
19. Restoring Sight [3:07]
20. The Lord's Prayer [:35]
21. Lazarus Comes Forth [6:26]
22. Jesus In Jersusalem [:51]
23. Cleansing the Temple [2:52]
24. Judas' Betrayal [5:10]
25. The Last Supper [2:38]
26. "Your Will Be Done" [3:54]
27. Jesus' Trial [1:55]
28. Pilate's Sentence [5:57]
29. Carrying the Cross [2:31]
30. Calvary [2:57]
31. "It Is Finished" [:52]
32. "He Is Risen!" [5:42]
Disc #2 -- The Robe
1. Opening Credits [1:25]
2. Slave Auciton [1:44]
3. Caligula [4:57]
4. To Palestine [1:19]
5. Talk of a Messiah [4:43]
6. Pontius Pilate [3:23]
7. The Crucifixion [4:14]
8. The Curse [6:41]
9. An Imperial Commission [7:04]
10. Followers Of Jesus [:55]
11. Miriam [6:48]
12. A Path Good Men Must Take [1:01]
13. The Big Fisherman [6:31]
14. Enlisted In His Service [:16]
15. At the Catacombs [8:31]
16. Rescue [6:05]
17. Demetrius Healed [8:14]
18. Captured [7:53]
19. Before Caligula [8:01]
20. A Better Kingdom [6:47]
Disc #3 -- Demetrius And The Gladiators
1. Main Titles [2:37]
2. Christian Belief [4:36]
3. The Robe [5:04]
4. Sentenced [4:02]
5. Entertainment [7:51]
6. In The Arena [:17]
7. Demetrius' Savior [10:00]
8. The Emperor [4:43]
9. Gladiator School [3:38]
10. A Surprise Visit [7:52]
11. Demetrius Kills [1:31]
12. The Question [1:08]
13. In The Temple [2:18]
14. Madness [:43]
15. The Fisherman [3:29]
16. News Of The Robe [3:50]
17. Lucia [4:43]
18. A Test [1:21]
19. Revolt [1:34]
20. A New Emperor [4:15]
Disc #4 -- The Bible: In The Begnning
1. Creation/ Main Titles [8:02]
2. In Our Own Image [7:26]
3. The Garden Of Eden [:36]
4. Banishment [6:58]
5. Cain and Abel [1:27]
6. Noah's Ark [3:42]
7. Forty Days and Forty Nights [3:23]
8. A New World [6:37]
9. Intermission [2:04]
10. The Tower of Babel [7:00]
11. Abraham [6:23]
12. God's Covenant [:44]
13. The Handmaiden's Tale [6:48]
14. Abraham's Enemies [7:10]
15. Blessings [2:23]
16. The Three Angels [5:56]
17. Sodom and Gomorrah [6:23]
18. Isaac [:02]
19. The Journey [3:17]
20. The Sacrifice [4:01]
21. End Credits [2:48]

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