The Greatest Story Ever Told

January 29, 2007

Stevens After a month off for Christmas (!), this month I'm looking at George Stevens's The Greatest Story Ever Told. Whilst the film did poorly at the book office, there's much to appreciate in the film despite its flaws.

(Director: George Stevens)

(Cast: Max von Sydow...Jesus , Michael Anderson Jr....James the Younger, , Carroll Baker...Veronica, Ina Balin...Martha of Bethany, , Pat Boone...The figure in the tomb, Victor Buono...Sorak, Richard Conte...Barabbas, Joanna Dunham...Mary Magdalene, José Ferrer...Herod Antipas, , Van Heflin...Bar Amand, , Charlton Heston...John the Baptist, , Martin Landau...Caiaphas, , Angela Lansbury...Claudia, Janet Margolin...Mary of Bethany, David McCallum...Judas Iscariot, , Roddy McDowall...Matthew, Dorothy McGuire...The Virgin Mary, , Sal Mineo...Uriah, , Nehemiah Persoff...Shemiah, , Donald Pleasence...The Dark Hermit - Satan, , Sidney Poitier...Simon of Cyrene, , Claude Rains...King Herod, Gary Raymond...Peter, , Telly Savalas...Pontius Pilate, Joseph Schildkraut...Nicodemus, Paul Stewart...Questor, , John Wayne...Centurion at crucifixion, , Shelley Winters...Woman who is healed, , Ed Wynn...Old Aram, John Abbott...Aben, Rodolfo Acosta...Captain of lancers, Michael Ansara...Herod's commander, , Robert Blake...Simon the Zealot, Burt Brinckerhoff...Andrew, Robert Busch...Emissary, John Considine...John, Philip Coolidge...Chuza, John Crawford...Alexander, Frank DeKova...The tormentor (as Frank de Kova), Cyril Delevanti...Melchior, , Jamie Farr...Thaddaeus, , David Hedison...Philip, Russell Johnson...Scribe, Mark Lenard...Balthazar, , Robert Loggia...Joseph, John Lupton...Speaker of Capernaum, Peter Mann...Nathanael, , Tom Reese...Thomas, , Marian Seldes...Herodias, David Sheiner...James the Elder, Frank Silvera...Caspar, , Joseph Sirola...Dumah, Abraham Sofaer...Joseph of Arimathaea, , Harold J. Stone...Gen. Varus, Chet Stratton...Theophilus, Michael Tolan...Lazarus, Ron Whelan...Annas, )

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