The Greatest Story Ever Told

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Epic film telling the life of Jesus Christ, played by Max Von Sydow and featuring an all-star cast.
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Epic film telling the life of Jesus Christ, played by Max Von Sydow and featuring an all-star cast.

Original Release

02/15/1965

US Release

02/15/1965

Cast

Max von Sydow Jesus
Michael Anderson Jr. James the Younger
Carroll Baker Veronica
Ina Balin Martha of Bethany
Victor Buono Sorak
Richard Conte Barabbas
Joanna Dunham Mary Magdalene
Jose Ferrer Herod Antipas
Van Heflin Bar Amand
Charlton Heston John the Baptist
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco

Writers

Fulton Oursler, Henry Denker, James Lee Barrett, George Stevens

Creators

Carl Sandburg

Cast

Max von Sydow Jesus
Michael Anderson Jr. James the Younger
Carroll Baker Veronica
Ina Balin Martha of Bethany
Victor Buono Sorak
Richard Conte Barabbas
Joanna Dunham Mary Magdalene
Jose Ferrer Herod Antipas
Van Heflin Bar Amand
Charlton Heston John the Baptist
Martin Landau Caiaphas
Angela Lansbury Claudia
Pat Boone Angel at the Tomb
Janet Margolin Mary of Bethany
David McCallum Judas Iscariot / Judas Iskarioth
Roddy McDowall Matthew
Dorothy McGuire The Virgin Mary
Sal Mineo Uriah
Nehemiah Persoff Shemiah
Donald Pleasence The Dark Hermit - Satan

Producers

Editors

Harold F. Kress, Argyle Nelson Jr., J. Frank O'Neill

1966OscarBest Cinematography, Color Nominated
1966OscarBest Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Nominated
1966OscarBest Costume Design, Color Nominated
1966OscarBest Effects, Special Visual Effects Nominated
1966OscarBest Music, Score - Substantially Original Nominated
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