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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G
260 min | Biography, Drama, History

An all-star, large scale epic film that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
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Writers
Fulton Oursler (book) | Henry Denker (source writings) | James Lee Barrett (screenplay) | George Stevens (screenplay)
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Budget
$20,000,000
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Release date
Feb 15, 1965 (United States)

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Michael Anderson Jr.
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Carroll Baker
Veronica Veronica   See fewer
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Ina Balin
Martha of Bethany Martha of Bethany   See fewer
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Richard Conte
Barabbas Barabbas   See fewer
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Joanna Dunham
Mary Magdalene Mary Magdalene   See fewer
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José Ferrer
Herod Antipas Herod Antipas   See fewer
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Van Heflin
Bar Amand Bar Amand   See fewer
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Charlton Heston
John the Baptist John the Baptist   See fewer
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Martin Landau
Caiaphas Caiaphas   See fewer
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Angela Lansbury
Claudia Claudia   See fewer
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Pat Boone
Angel at the Tomb Angel at the Tomb   See fewer
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Janet Margolin
Mary of Bethany Mary of Bethany   See fewer
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David McCallum
Judas Iscariot Judas Iscariot   See fewer
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Roddy McDowall
Matthew Matthew   See fewer
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Dorothy McGuire
The Virgin Mary The Virgin Mary   See fewer
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Sal Mineo
Uriah Uriah   See fewer
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Nehemiah Persoff
Shemiah Shemiah   See fewer
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Donald Pleasence
The Dark Hermit - Satan The Dark Hermit - Satan   See fewer
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Sidney Poitier
Simon of Cyrene Simon of Cyrene   See fewer
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Claude Rains
King Herod King Herod   See fewer
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Pontius Pilate Pontius Pilate   See fewer
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Joseph Schildkraut
Nicodemus Nicodemus   See fewer
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Questor Questor   See fewer
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John Wayne
Centurion at Crucifixion Centurion at Crucifixion   See fewer
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Shelley Winters
Woman Who Is Healed Woman Who Is Healed   See fewer
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Ed Wynn
Old Aram Old Aram   See fewer
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Simon the Zealot Simon the Zealot   See fewer
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Emissary Emissary   See fewer
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Alexander Alexander   See fewer
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Tormentor (as Frank de Kova) Tormentor (as Frank de Kova)   See fewer
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Thaddaeus Thaddaeus   See fewer
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Philip Philip   See fewer
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Balthazar Balthazar   See fewer
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Joseph Joseph   See fewer
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Speaker of Capernaum Speaker of Capernaum   See fewer
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Nathanael Nathanael   See fewer
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Thomas Thomas   See fewer
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Marian Seldes
Herodias Herodias   See fewer
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David Sheiner
James the Elder James the Elder   See fewer
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Gaspar Gaspar   See fewer
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Abraham Sofaer
Joseph of Arimathaea Joseph of Arimathaea   See fewer
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Harold J. Stone
Gen. Varus Gen. Varus   See fewer
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Chet Stratton
Theophilus Theophilus   See fewer
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Michael Tolan
Lazarus Lazarus   See fewer
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Annas Annas   See fewer
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Good Thief on Cross (uncredited) Good Thief on Cross (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bad Thief on Cross (uncredited) Bad Thief on Cross (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip (uncredited) Philip (uncredited)   See fewer
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Simon of Cyrene's Son (uncredited) Simon of Cyrene's Son (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elderly Man Who Touches Jesus (uncredited) Elderly Man Who Touches Jesus (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacob of Bethlehem (uncredited) Jacob of Bethlehem (uncredited)   See fewer
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Archelaus (uncredited) Archelaus (uncredited)   See fewer
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Male Baby Extra (uncredited) Male Baby Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Weeping Woman (uncredited) Weeping Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 7,996 votes