The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

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The Greatest Story Ever Told
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TitleThe Greatest Story Ever Told
Year1965
CountryUSA
GenreHistory (Movies)
CollectionReligion
Run Time3h 19 min
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Three wise men (magi) follow a brightly shining star from Asia to Jerusalem in search of a newborn king. They are summoned by King Herod the Great, whose advisers inform him of a Messiah mentioned in various prophecies. When Herod remembers that the prophecy names nearby Bethlehem as the child’s birthplace, he sends the Magi there to confirm the child’s existence—and secretly sends guards to follow them and “keep [him] informed.” In Bethlehem, the Magi find a married couple—Mary and Joseph—laying their newborn son in a manger. Mary states that his name is Jesus. As the local shepherds watch, the Magi present gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the infant. After observing the distant spies’ departure, the magi leave as an angel’s voice warns Joseph to “take the child” and “flee”.

The spies inform Herod, who decides to kill the child. He orders the death of every newborn boy in Bethlehem, and dies when informed that apparently “not one is alive”. However, Joseph and Mary have escaped into Egypt with Jesus; when a messenger informs them and others of Herod’s death, they return to their hometown of Nazareth. A pro-Israel rebellion breaks out in Jerusalem against Herod’s son, Herod Antipas, but the conflict is quickly quashed. Herod’s kingdom is divided, Judea is placed under a governor, and Herod becomes of tetrarch of Galilee and the Jordan River. Both he and the Romans are convinced that the Messiah the troubled people cry for is “someone who will never come”.

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Cast:

Dorothy McGuire Dorothy McGuire
the Virgin Mary
Charlton Heston Charlton Heston
John the Baptist
Claude Rains Claude Rains
Herod the Great
José Ferrer José Ferrer
Herod Antipas
Telly Savalas Telly Savalas
Pontius Pilate
David McCallum David McCallum
Judas Iscariot
Donald Pleasence Donald Pleasence
"The Dark Hermit"
Michael Anderson Jr. Michael Anderson Jr.
James the Just
Joanna Dunham Joanna Dunham
Mary Magdalene
Ed Wynn Ed Wynn
"Old Aram"

Three wise men (magi) follow a brightly shining star from Asia to Jerusalem in search of a newborn king. They are summoned by King Herod the Great, whose advisers inform him of a Messiah mentioned in various prophecies. When Herod remembers that the prophecy names nearby Bethlehem as the child’s birthplace, he sends the Magi there to confirm the child’s existence—and secretly sends guards to follow them and “keep [him] informed.” In Bethlehem, the Magi find a married couple—Mary and Joseph—laying their newborn son in a manger. Mary states that his name is Jesus. As the local shepherds watch, the Magi present gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the infant. After observing the distant spies’ departure, the magi leave as an angel’s voice warns Joseph to “take the child” and “flee”.

The spies inform Herod, who decides to kill the child. He orders the death of every newborn boy in Bethlehem, and dies when informed that apparently “not one is alive”. However, Joseph and Mary have escaped into Egypt with Jesus; when a messenger informs them and others of Herod’s death, they return to their hometown of Nazareth. A pro-Israel rebellion breaks out in Jerusalem against Herod’s son, Herod Antipas, but the conflict is quickly quashed. Herod’s kingdom is divided, Judea is placed under a governor, and Herod becomes of tetrarch of Galilee and the Jordan River. Both he and the Romans are convinced that the Messiah the troubled people cry for is “someone who will never come”.

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