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The King of Kings (1927) was a Silent Films - Historical Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille.

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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


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This was the first film shown at Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.
This film features author Ayn Rand as one of the hundreds of people in a crowd. At a time when Rand was a struggling immigrant, Cecil B. DeMille gave her the job to help get her on her feet.
While Cecil B. DeMille was shooting the Crucifixion scene, pioneering director D.W. Griffith visited the set, and the two talked for a while. Just before DeMille got ready to shoot the next scene, he impulsively handed Griffith the megaphone and said, "You shoot this". Griffith then shot a scene of a group of Christ's persecutors gathered around the foot of the Cross.
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