Plot & Details
This story is based both on a long-standing legend and a play by E. Temple Thurston. Veteran British director Maurice Elvey brought years of experience with theatrical adaptations to the difficult task of filming a movie that spans centuries and strains credulity. Conrad Veidt stars as the Jew who urges Roman authorities to crucify Jesus and release Barabbas. As a punishment, he is condemned by God to wander the Earth for many centuries, enduring innumerable trials and tribulations on several continents.
- Genre(s): Drama,Epic and Historical,Fantasy
- Run Time: 85min.
- Distributor(s): Olympic Pictures Corp.
- Director(s): Maurice Elvey
- Starring: Conrad Veidt , Matheson Lang , Marie Ney , Cicely Oates , Malvina Longfellow
- Themes: Redemption,Journey of Self-Discovery
- Tone: Austere,Earnest,Meditative,Poignant
- Keywords: God, Inquisition, Judaism, Spain, demands, prison, punishment, torture, traveling, trial [courtroom], religion, salvation
- Language: English