The Big Fisherman Poster

Release Date: 1959

G|3 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
Simon Peter (Howard Keel), a disciple of Jesus, attempts to live according to the guidance of the Messiah. Peter takes in a runaway fugitive he assumes to be a boy but who turns out to be a half-Arab princess named Fara (Susan Kohner). Fara wants to take revenge against her father, King Herod (Herbert Lom), for his humiliation of her mother. However, when she is joined by a suitor, Prince Voldi (John Saxon), they both feel the influence of Peter's teachings about the word of Christ.

Cast: Howard Keel, Susan Kohner, John Saxon, Herbert Lom, Martha Hyer, Ray Stricklyn, Marian Seldes, Alexander Scourby

Director: Frank Borzage

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Walt Disney Productions

Keywords: House, Love, Sacrifice, Underdog, Suspenseful, Escape


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