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The Greatest Story Ever Told
Director George Stevens disavowed gimmicks and, in his epic retelling of the Four Gospels of the New Testament, set this dramatization in a panoramic framework of splendidly evocative backgrounds, including the astonishing buttes of Utah. Jesus is portrayed by Max von Sydow in a difficult and highly praised performance. A huge all-star cast (including Charlton Heston as John the Baptist) animate the vast landscape of the film. Based on The Bible, Fulton Oursler's "The Greatest Story Ever Told" and radio scripts by Henry Denker.
Drama / Other / Historical
200 min
1965
G
MGM
English
VUDU Community
4.4
TOMATOMETER
37%
Cast & Crew
 
George Stevens
George Stevens
Director
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow
Jesus Christ
Dorothy McGuire
Dorothy McGuire
Virgin Mary
Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
Joseph
Claude Rains
Claude Rains
King Herod
Jose Ferrer
Jose Ferrer
Herod Antipas
Marian Seldes
Marian Seldes
Herodias
Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
John the Baptist
John Abbott
John Abbott
Aben
Rodolpho Acosta
Rodolpho Acosta
Captain of Lancers
Philip Coolidge
Philip Coolidge
Chuza
Michael Ansara
Michael Ansara
Herod's commander
Donald Pleasence
Donald Pleasence
The Dark Hermit
David McCallum, Jr.
David McCallum, Jr.
Judas Iscariot
Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
Matthew
Michael Jr. Anderson
Michael Jr. Anderson
James the Younger
David S. Sheiner
David S. Sheiner
James the Elder
Gary Raymond
Gary Raymond
Peter
Burt Brinckerhoff
Burt Brinckerhoff
Andrew
John Considine
John Considine
John
Jamie Farr
Jamie Farr
Thaddaeus
David Hedison
David Hedison
Philip
Tom Reese
Tom Reese
Thomas
Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
Pontius Pilate
Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
Claudia
Johnny Seven
Johnny Seven
Pilate's aide
Paul Stewart
Paul Stewart
Questor
Harold J. Stone
Harold J. Stone
Gen. Varus
Mark Lenard
Mark Lenard
Balthazar
Frank Silvera
Frank Silvera
Caspar
Joanna Dunham
Joanna Dunham
Mary Magdalene
Janet Margolin
Janet Margolin
Mary of Bethany
Michael Tolan
Michael Tolan
Lazarus
Carroll Baker
Carroll Baker
Veronica
Pat Boone
Pat Boone
Young Man at the Tomb
Sal Mineo
Sal Mineo
Uriah
Van Heflin
Van Heflin
Bar Armand
Ed Wynn
Ed Wynn
Old Aram
Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
Woman of No Name
Chet Stratton
Chet Stratton
Theophilius
Ron Whelan
Ron Whelan
Annas
John Lupton
John Lupton
Speaker of Capernaum
Abraham Sofaer
Abraham Sofaer
Joseph of Arimathaea
Martin Landau
Martin Landau
Caiaphas
Nehemiah Persoff
Nehemiah Persoff
Shemiah
Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
Nicodemus
Victor Buono
Victor Buono
Sorak
John Crawford
John Crawford
Alexander
John Wayne
John Wayne
The Centurion
Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Simon of Cyrene
Richard Conte
Richard Conte
Barabbas
Frank DeKova
Frank DeKova
The Tormentor
Joseph Sirola
Joseph Sirola
Dumah
Marc Cavell
Marc Cavell
Bad Thief on Cross
Cyril Delevanti
Cyril Delevanti
Melchior
Daniel Jenkins
Daniel Jenkins
Philip
Russell Johnson
Russell Johnson
Scribe
Celia Lovsky
Celia Lovsky
Woman behind railings
John M. Pickard
John M. Pickard
Peter's 2nd accuser
Mickey Simpson
Mickey Simpson
Rabble rouser
Renata Vanni
Renata Vanni
Weeping woman
Richard Bakalyan
Richard Bakalyan
Good Thief on Cross
Robert Blake
Robert Blake
Simon the Zealot
Frank I. Davis
Frank I. Davis
Executive Producer
Charles Fulton Oursler
Charles Fulton Oursler
Book Author
James Lee Barrett
James Lee Barrett
Screenwriter