History Film / TheGreatestStoryEverTold

6th Apr '16 10:36:15 AM Mdumas43073
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Creator/DavidLean (Mr. Epic Sweeping Landscapes) and Jean Negulesco even added exterior shooting in the great open spaces of the Southwestern U.S. to add a more epic feel than RealLife Israel could offer.

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Stevens, along with uncredited co-directors Creator/DavidLean (Mr. Epic Sweeping Landscapes) and Jean Negulesco Negulesco, even added exterior shooting in the great open spaces of the Southwestern U.S. to add a more epic feel than RealLife Israel could offer.
6th Apr '16 10:33:00 AM Mdumas43073
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Creator/DavidLean (Mr. Epic Sweeping Landscapes) and Jean Negulesco even added exterior shooting in the great open spaces of the U.S. to add a more epic feel than RealLife Israel could offer.

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Creator/DavidLean (Mr. Epic Sweeping Landscapes) and Jean Negulesco even added exterior shooting in the great open spaces of the Southwestern U.S. to add a more epic feel than RealLife Israel could offer.
6th Apr '16 10:28:57 AM Mdumas43073
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While ''Story'' was not the first of its ilk, this broad scope is one of its notable features and was something the creators wanted to play up. The then-unknown (in the U.S.) Creator/MaxVonSydow was cast as Jesus, but the rest of the cast and crew was [[AllStarCast filled with big names]], some coming in for short cameos. It had actors like Creator/ClaudeRains, CharltonHeston, Roddy [=McDowall=], Creator/SidneyPoitier, Creator/DonaldPleasence, the oft-commentated-on Creator/JohnWayne as the Centurion at the crucifixion and the aforementioned Telly Savalas, who shaved his head for his role as Pontius Pilate in this film and then decided never to grow it back.

Creator/DavidLean (Mr. Epic Sweeping Landscapes) and Jean Negulesco even added exterior shooting in the great open spaces of the US to add a more epic feel than RealLife Israel could offer.

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While ''Story'' was not the first of its ilk, this broad scope is one of its notable features and was something the creators wanted to play up. The then-unknown (in the U.S.) Creator/MaxVonSydow was cast as Jesus, but the rest of the cast and crew was [[AllStarCast filled with big names]], some coming in for short cameos. It had Among the actors like seen here are Creator/CharltonHeston, Creator/ClaudeRains, CharltonHeston, Roddy [=McDowall=], Creator/SidneyPoitier, Creator/DavidMcCallum, Creator/DonaldPleasence, the oft-commentated-on Creator/SidneyPoitier, Creator/AngelaLansbury, Creator/JohnWayne as (as the Centurion at the crucifixion crucifixion), and the aforementioned Telly Savalas, who Savalas (who shaved his head for his role as Pontius Pilate in this film and then decided never to grow it back.back).

Creator/DavidLean (Mr. Epic Sweeping Landscapes) and Jean Negulesco even added exterior shooting in the great open spaces of the US U.S. to add a more epic feel than RealLife Israel could offer.
6th Apr '16 10:22:14 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Greatest Story Ever Told'' is a 1965 epic from director George Stevens, portraying the life of {{Jesus}} and his miracles from Nativity to Resurrection. For a plot synopsis you might as well just read Literature/TheFourGospels.

While ''Story'' was not the first of its ilk, this broad epic scope is one of its notable features and was something the creators wanted to play up. The then-unknown (in the U.S.) Creator/MaxVonSydow was cast as Jesus, but the rest of the cast and crew was [[AllStarCast filled with big names]], some coming in for short cameos. It had actors like Creator/ClaudeRains, CharltonHeston, Roddy [=McDowall=], Creator/SidneyPoitier, Creator/DonaldPleasence, the oft-commentated-on Creator/JohnWayne as the Centurion at the crucifixion and the aforementioned Telly Savalas, who shaved his head for his role as Pontius Pilate in this film and then decided never to grow it back.

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A 1965 epic from director George Stevens, ''The Greatest Story Ever Told'' is a 1965 epic from director George Stevens, portraying portrays the life of {{Jesus}} and his miracles from Nativity to Resurrection. For a plot synopsis you might as well just read Literature/TheFourGospels.

While ''Story'' was not the first of its ilk, this broad epic scope is one of its notable features and was something the creators wanted to play up. The then-unknown (in the U.S.) Creator/MaxVonSydow was cast as Jesus, but the rest of the cast and crew was [[AllStarCast filled with big names]], some coming in for short cameos. It had actors like Creator/ClaudeRains, CharltonHeston, Roddy [=McDowall=], Creator/SidneyPoitier, Creator/DonaldPleasence, the oft-commentated-on Creator/JohnWayne as the Centurion at the crucifixion and the aforementioned Telly Savalas, who shaved his head for his role as Pontius Pilate in this film and then decided never to grow it back.
6th Apr '16 10:21:22 AM Mdumas43073
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In 1965, director George Stevens' ''The Greatest Story Ever Told'' portrayed the life of {{Jesus}} and his miracles from Nativity to Resurrection. For a plot synopsis you might as well just read Literature/TheFourGospels.

While ''Story'' was not the first of its ilk, this broad epic scope is one of the notable features of this film and was something the creators wanted to play up. The then-unknown (in the U.S.) Creator/MaxVonSydow was cast as Jesus, but the rest of the cast and crew was [[AllStarCast filled with big names]], some coming in for short cameos. It had actors like Creator/ClaudeRains, CharltonHeston, Roddy [=McDowall=], Creator/SidneyPoitier, Creator/DonaldPleasence, the oft-commentated-on Creator/JohnWayne as the Centurion at the crucifixion and the aforementioned Telly Savalas, who shaved his head for his role as Pontius Pilate in this film and then decided never to grow it back.

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In 1965, director George Stevens' ''The Greatest Story Ever Told'' portrayed is a 1965 epic from director George Stevens, portraying the life of {{Jesus}} and his miracles from Nativity to Resurrection. For a plot synopsis you might as well just read Literature/TheFourGospels.

While ''Story'' was not the first of its ilk, this broad epic scope is one of the its notable features of this film and was something the creators wanted to play up. The then-unknown (in the U.S.) Creator/MaxVonSydow was cast as Jesus, but the rest of the cast and crew was [[AllStarCast filled with big names]], some coming in for short cameos. It had actors like Creator/ClaudeRains, CharltonHeston, Roddy [=McDowall=], Creator/SidneyPoitier, Creator/DonaldPleasence, the oft-commentated-on Creator/JohnWayne as the Centurion at the crucifixion and the aforementioned Telly Savalas, who shaved his head for his role as Pontius Pilate in this film and then decided never to grow it back.
16th Mar '16 1:40:00 AM Mdumas43073
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In 1965, director George Stevens' ''The Greatest Story Ever Told'' portrayed the life of {{Jesus}} and his miracles from Nativity to Resurrection. For a plot synopsis you might as well just read Literature/TheBible.

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In 1965, director George Stevens' ''The Greatest Story Ever Told'' portrayed the life of {{Jesus}} and his miracles from Nativity to Resurrection. For a plot synopsis you might as well just read Literature/TheBible.Literature/TheFourGospels.
16th Mar '16 1:39:36 AM Mdumas43073
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In 1965, director George Stevens' '''''The Greatest Story Ever Told''''' portrayed the life of {{Jesus}} and his miracles from Nativity to Resurrection. For a plot synopsis you might as well just read Literature/TheBible.

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In 1965, director George Stevens' '''''The ''The Greatest Story Ever Told''''' Told'' portrayed the life of {{Jesus}} and his miracles from Nativity to Resurrection. For a plot synopsis you might as well just read Literature/TheBible.
28th Jan '16 7:39:44 PM MCanter89
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The film so holy it turned Telly Savalas bald.

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The film so holy holy, it turned Telly Savalas bald.
17th Jan '15 10:15:14 AM erforce
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While ''Story'' was not the first of its ilk, this broad epic scope is one of the notable features of this film and was something the creators wanted to play up. The then-unknown (in the U.S.) Creator/MaxVonSydow was cast as Jesus, but the rest of the cast and crew was [[AllStarCast filled with big names]], some coming in for short cameos. It had actors like Creator/ClaudeRains, CharltonHeston, Roddy [=McDowall=], Creator/SidneyPoitier, DonaldPleasence, the oft-commentated-on JohnWayne as the Centurion at the crucifixion and the aforementioned Telly Savalas, who shaved his head for his role as Pontius Pilate in this film and then decided never to grow it back.

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While ''Story'' was not the first of its ilk, this broad epic scope is one of the notable features of this film and was something the creators wanted to play up. The then-unknown (in the U.S.) Creator/MaxVonSydow was cast as Jesus, but the rest of the cast and crew was [[AllStarCast filled with big names]], some coming in for short cameos. It had actors like Creator/ClaudeRains, CharltonHeston, Roddy [=McDowall=], Creator/SidneyPoitier, DonaldPleasence, Creator/DonaldPleasence, the oft-commentated-on JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne as the Centurion at the crucifixion and the aforementioned Telly Savalas, who shaved his head for his role as Pontius Pilate in this film and then decided never to grow it back.



* {{Satan}}: Portrayed by Donald Pleasence, called "the Dark Hermit" [[NoNameGiven only in the credits.]] The temptation of Jesus in the desert is depicted as an encounter with a hermit on a mountain. He shows up later when things are going bad for Jesus: He helps stir up a crowd to proclaim Jesus king, forcing Jesus to escape; Judas passes by him on the street when he goes to betray Jesus; he makes Peter deny Jesus; finally he leads the crowd in calling for Jesus's death.

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* {{Satan}}: Portrayed by Donald Pleasence, Creator/DonaldPleasence, called "the Dark Hermit" [[NoNameGiven only in the credits.]] The temptation of Jesus in the desert is depicted as an encounter with a hermit on a mountain. He shows up later when things are going bad for Jesus: He helps stir up a crowd to proclaim Jesus king, forcing Jesus to escape; Judas passes by him on the street when he goes to betray Jesus; he makes Peter deny Jesus; finally he leads the crowd in calling for Jesus's death.
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