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The Story of Mankind (1957)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The devil and the spirit of mankind argue as to whether or not humanity is ultimately good or evil.
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Irwin Allen (screenplay) | Charles Bennett (screenplay) | Henrik Van Loon (book "The Story of Mankind")
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Nicholas Musuraca (as Nick Musuraca)
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Updated Nov 8, 1957

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Nov 8, 1957 (United States)

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Ronald Colman
The Spirit of Man The Spirit of Man   See fewer
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Vincent Price
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Charles Coburn
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4.9 / 10 | 981 votes