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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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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At ? The King of Kings (1927)

By Lea Stans on Apr 21, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At ? The King of Kings (1927) In the mid-1920s, after being known primarily for melodramas and light comedies with battle-of-the-sexes themes, famed director Cecil B. DeMille was starting to move in a more ?epic? direction. Being interested in religious themes, a... Read full article


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


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Lucius: Pilate offered that mob a choice.
Barabbas: [incredulous] And they chose me?
Lucius: Your followers yelled the loudest! Go; look at Him who is dying for you!


Salome: [to John the Baptist, sarcastically] You frighten me, you angry man!


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

Aldo Sambrell's film debut.
This film's narrator, Orson Welles, would later narrate a portion of another Biblical work, The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis. Before narrating this Biblical epic about the King of kings, Welles had earlier portrayed a king himself in another Biblical epic, David e Golia. Welles would even portray a director directing a Biblical epic in Ro.Go.Pa.G., when he ironically had earlier directed himself in his own scenes in "David e Golia".
The voice of Luis Prendes, who plays the Good Thief crucified alongside Jesus, was dubbed by another actor.
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