Fine account of the life of Christ, with narration by Orson Welles. This re-make of Cecil B. DeMille's silent epic is noteable for its often magnificent beauty and an intelligent and emotionally effective simplicity.
Nice evocation by director Nicholas Ray of the origins of a famous phrase, King Herod (Frank Thring) infuriating his wife (Rita Gam) by demanding a dance from her daughter Salome (Brigid Bazlen), in King Of Kings, 1961.
Screenwriter Philip Yordan recalls a rush job to save King Of Kings (1961) in this TCM original featurette.
John The Baptist (Robert Ryan) at work, interviewed by candidates when whom should appear but the little-known messiah, (Jeffrey Hunter), whose mother (Siobhan McKenna) he will shortly visit, in Nicholas Ray's King Of Kings, 1961.
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In this nightmare vision of the future, a neo-fascist politician clears the streets of immigrants confining them in a ghetto called Dreamland. But when his adopted son discovers that his real parents are imprisoned refugees, all hell breaks loose.
The powerful and critically-acclaimed story of Jesus told in a strikingly beautiful visual style. Stars Oscar-nominees and Emmy-winner Rip Torn (TV's "The Larry Sanders Show") as Judas and Robert Ryan ("Bad Day at Black Rock," "Crossfire," "The Wild Bunch") as John the Baptist with Jeffrey Hunter ("A Kiss Before Dying") as Christ. Directed by Oscar-nominee Nicholas Ray ("Rebel Without a Cause," "In a Lonely Place"). Narrated by Orson Welles ("Citizen Kane"). "...grandly filmed...deeply moving" - Leonard Maltin.
The powerful and critically-acclaimed story of Jesus told in a strikingly beautiful visual style.
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