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The Big Fisherman (1959) was a Drama Film directed by Frank Borzage and produced by Rowland V. Lee.

Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: John DeCuir; Set Decoration: Julia HeronNominated
Best CinematographyLee GarmesNominated
Best Costume DesignRenieNominated

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Walt Disney originally rejected the filming of the novel, due to his distaste for religious film. His brother Roy backed the production, releasing it using the studio's Buena Viasta arm.
This was the first film shot in Super Panavision 70, but the process is credited on-screen as "Panavision 70".
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