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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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[last lines]
Narrator: And when the tomb was found empty, some days passed, and Christ was seen at Emmaus, and in Jerusalem, and those who saw Him knew He was the Lord God. And then a final time He came among His disciples by the shore of Galilee...
Jesus: [offscreen] Do you know and love Me? Feed My sheep, for My sheep are in all the nations. Go you into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature who hungers. I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
[We see the shadow of Jesus coming nearer toward the ocean, and then he spreads His arms and his cloak also begins to spread out, as if He were ascending to Heaven. The disciples leave; Peter is the last to go]


Lucius: [to Jesus, who is trying to visit John the Baptist in prison] For some reason, I favored Your mother once before. I will give You a moment with the prisoner John. But remember this... break Caesar's law, and you shall find in me the most merciless of men.


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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The crucifixion scene had to be re-shot because a preview audience was offended at Jesus having a hairy chest.
Hurd Hatfield was only cast as Pontius Pilate after a number of British heavyweights had passed on the part.
The scenes between John the Baptist, Herod, Herodias, and Salome are supposedly based more on Oscar Wilde's play "Salome", than on the Bible, though Salome's grisly behavior as depicted by Wilde is not shown.
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