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The Greatest Story Ever Told

Rated G 195 minutes 1965

From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ (Max von Sydow) is given the all-star treatment in this epic retelling. Major aspects of Christ's life are touched upon, including the execution of all the newborn males in Egypt by King Herod (Claude Rains) ; Christ's baptism by John the Baptist (Charlton Heston) ; and the betrayal by Judas after the Last Supper that eventually leads to Christ's crucifixion and miraculous return.

Film Credits

Director: George Stevens

Producer: George Stevens

Cast: Max von Sydow, Charlton Heston, Carroll Baker, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Loggia, Claude Rains, Jose Ferrer, Marian Seldes, John Abbott, Rodolfo Acosta, Michael Ansara, Donald Pleasence, David McCallum, Roddy McDowall, Michael Anderson Jr., Robert Blake, David Sheiner, Gary Raymond, Burt Brinckerhoff, John Considine, Jamie Farr, David Hedison, Telly Savalas, Angela Lansbury, John Wayne, Shelley Winters, Van Heflin and Martin Landau

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