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King of Kings (1961) was a Drama - Biographical Film directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by Samuel Bronston, Jaime Prades and Alan Brown.

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King of Kings (1961)

By Beatrice on Apr 17, 2017 From Flickers in Time

King of Kings Directed by Nicholas Ray Written by Philip Yordan 1961/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Samuel Bronston Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant Apparently my bias against long Biblical epics extends to those directed by Nicholas Ray. The story of Jesus of Nazareth is well-known and does not ... Read full article


King of Kings! The 1927 Silent Masterpiece.

By C. S. Williams on Apr 20, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

On Tuesday, April 19th, 1927 the “King of Kings’ premiered in New York City; an epic religious moving-picture on a Biblical scale directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, written by Jeanie Macpherson, cinematography by J. Peverell Marley. The principal photography took place at Culver Studios, in ... Read full article


King of Kings! The 1927 Silent Masterpiece.

By C. S. Williams on Apr 20, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

On Tuesday, April 19th, 1927 the “King of Kings’ premiered in New York City; an epic religious moving-picture on a Biblical scale directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, written by Jeanie Macpherson, cinematography by J. Peverell Marley. The principal photography took place at Culver Studios, in ... Read full article


King of Kings! The 1927 Silent Masterpiece.

By C. S. Williams on Apr 20, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

On Tuesday, April 19th, 1927 the “King of Kings’ premiered in New York City; an epic religious moving-picture on a Biblical scale directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, written by Jeanie Macpherson, cinematography by J. Peverell Marley. The principal photography took place at Culver Studios, in ... Read full article


King of Kings (1961)

By Google profile on Dec 24, 2010 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. King of Kings (1961) was directed by Nicholas Ray and stars a 33-year old Jeffrey Hunter as Jesus Christ. It's details like that, choosing an actor who was currently living in his Jesus ... Read full article


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Jesus: [during the Last Supper, Jesus catches a bread pronounces the blessing, he breaks him and he gives him to the disciples] Blessed you are you, oh Master, Our King of the Universe that gives us the bread, fruit of the Earth. Take, eat, therefore this is my body that will be given by you, do this in my memory.


Lucius: [after Jesus dies] He is truly the Christ!


Jesus: [then, Jesus catches a chalice of wine, he pronounces the blessing, and he gives him to the disciples] Blessed you are you, oh Master, Our King of the Universe that gives us the wine, fruit of the Vineyard. Take, drink, therefore this is my blood that will be spilled by many for the pardon of the sins.


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Facts about

The crucifixion scene had to be re-shot because a preview audience was offended at Jesus having a hairy chest.
Jeffrey Hunter was jokingly referred to as "I Was a Teenage Jesus" for his youthful appearance. In reality, he was 35 years old at the time of filming, much closer to Jesus' real age at the time of the story (33 years) than was usual in previous Hollywood treatments. Movie audiences were accustomed to more mature actors portraying Jesus.
The voice of Luis Prendes, who plays the Good Thief crucified alongside Jesus, was dubbed by another actor.
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