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I had a very difficult time finding a working copy of this film. It was a classic to be sure with the greatest stars of the era. The linked version is performing well in HD. 


The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through to the Resurrection. This film is notable for its large ensemble cast and for being the last film appearance of Claude Rains.

The major roles in the movie were following:

Max von Sydow as Jesus

Dorothy McGuire as the Virgin Mary

Charlton Heston as John the Baptist

Claude Rains as Herod the Great

José Ferrer as Herod Antipas

Telly Savalas as Pontius Pilate

Martin Landau as Caiaphas

David McCallum as Judas Iscariot

Donald Pleasence as "The Dark Hermit" (a personification of Satan)

Michael Anderson, Jr. as James the Just

Roddy McDowall as Matthew

Joanna Dunham as Mary Magdalene

Joseph Schildkraut as Nicodemus

Ed Wynn as "Old Aram"

Smaller roles (some only a few seconds) were played by Michael Ansara, Ina Balin, Carroll Baker, Robert Blake, Pat Boone, Victor Buono, John Considine, Richard Conte, John Crawford, Jamie Farr, David Hedison, Van Heflin, Russell Johnson, Angela Lansbury, Mark Lenard, Robert Loggia, John Lupton, Janet Margolin, Sal Mineo, Nehemiah Persoff, Sidney Poitier, Gary Raymond, Marian Seldes, David Sheiner, Abraham Sofaer, Paul Stewart, John Wayne, Shelley Winters, and Peter Mann.

Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on March 31, 2018 at 8:43 PM 511 Views