Greatest Story Ever Told

Greatest Story Ever Told

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Director: George Stevens

Cast: George Stevens, Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Loggia

     
 

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Filmmaker George Stevens chose Monument Valley, Utah for his exterior sequences in The Greatest Story Ever Told, this ($20 million) adaptation of Fulton Oursler's best-selling book. The "Greatest Story" is, of course, the life of Jesus Christ, played herein by Max Von Sydow. The large supporting cast includes Dorothy McGuire as Mary, Claude Rains as Herod theSee more details below

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Filmmaker George Stevens chose Monument Valley, Utah for his exterior sequences in The Greatest Story Ever Told, this ($20 million) adaptation of Fulton Oursler's best-selling book. The "Greatest Story" is, of course, the life of Jesus Christ, played herein by Max Von Sydow. The large supporting cast includes Dorothy McGuire as Mary, Claude Rains as Herod the Great, Jose Ferrer as Herod Antipas, Charlton Heston as John the Baptist, Donald Pleasence as Satan (identified only as "The Dark Hermit"), David McCallum as Judas Iscariot, Sidney Poitier as Simon of Cyrene, Telly Savalas as Pontius Pilate and Martin Landau as Caiaphas. Even Robert Blake as Simon the Zealot, Jamie Farr as Thaddaeus, and motorcyle-flick veteran Richard Bakalyan as Dismas, the repentant thief, are well-suited to their roles. Originally roadshown at 260 minutes, Greatest Story Ever Told was later available in a 195-minute version.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2011
UPC:
0883904232278
Original Release:
1965
Rating:
G
Source:
20Th Century Fox
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
3:19:00
Sales rank:
32,632

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Max von Sydow Jesus Christ
Dorothy McGuire Virgin Mary
Robert Loggia Joseph
Claude Rains King Herod
José Ferrer Herod Antipas
Charlton Heston John the Baptist
Marian Seldes Herodias
John Abbott Aben
Rodopho (Rudy) Acosta Captain of Lancers
Philip Coolidge Chuza
Michael Ansara Herod's commander
Donald Pleasence The Dark Hermit
David McCallum Judas Iscariot
Roddy McDowall Matthew
Michael Anderson James the Younger
David Sheiner James the Elder
Gary Raymond Peter
Burt Brinckerhoff Andrew
John Considine John
Jamie Farr Thaddaeus
David Hedison Philip
Peter Mann Nathaniel
Tom Reese Thomas
Telly Savalas Pontius Pilate
Angela Lansbury Claudia
Johnny Seven Pilate's aide
Paul Stewart Questor
Harold J. Stone Gen. Varus
Mark Lenard Balthazar
Frank Silvera Caspar
Joanna Dunham Mary Magdalene
Janet Margolin Mary of Bethany
Michael Tolan Lazarus
Carroll Baker Veronica
Pat Boone Young Man at the Tomb
Sal Mineo Uriah
Van Heflin Bar Armand
Ed Wynn Old Aram
Shelley Winters Woman of No Name
Chet Stratton Theophilius
Ron Whelan Annas
John Lupton Speaker of Capernaum
Abraham Sofaer Joseph of Arimathaea
Martin Landau Caiaphas
Nehemiah Persoff Shemiah
Joseph Schildkraut Nicodemus
Victor Buono Sorak
Robert Busch Emissary
John Crawford Alexander
John Wayne The Centurion
Sidney Poitier Simon of Cyrene
Richard Conte Barabbas
Frank de Kova The Tormentor
Joseph Sirola Dumah
Robert Blake Simon the Zealot
Russell Johnson Scribe
Daniel Jenkins Philip
Cyril Delevanti Melchior
John M. Pickard Peter's 2nd accuser
Celia Lovsky Woman behind railings
Mickey Simpson Rabble rouser
Richard Bakalyan Good Thief on Cross
Marc Cavell Bad Thief on Cross
Renata Vanni Weeping woman

Technical Credits
George Stevens Director,Associate Producer,Screenwriter
James Lee Barrett Screenwriter
Marjorie Best Costumes/Costume Designer
William J. Creber Production Designer
Richard Day Production Designer
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Loyal Griggs Cinematographer
David Hall Art Director,Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Jack Hayes Musical Arrangement
J. McMillan Johnson Special Effects
Harold Kress Editor
Fred MacLean Production Designer
William C. Mellor Cinematographer
Ray Moyer Production Designer
Argyle Nelson Editor
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Vittorio Nino Novarese Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank O'Neill Editor
Norman Rockett Production Designer
Clarence Slifer Special Effects

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