• The Greatest Story Ever Told (2008)

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Release Date: February 18th, 2008

DVD Release Date: March 6th, 2001

G |3 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ (Max von Sydow) is given the all-star treatment in this epic retelling. Major aspects of Christ's life are touched upon, including the execution of all the newborn males in Egypt by King Herod (Claude Rains) ; Christ's baptism by John the Baptist (Charlton Heston) ; and the betrayal by Judas after the Last Supper that eventually leads to Christ's crucifixion and miraculous return.

Cast: Max von Sydow, Charlton Heston, Carroll Baker, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Loggia, Claude Rains, José Ferrer, Marian Seldes

Director: George Stevens

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: George Stevens Productions

Keywords: Inspiring, Sacrifice

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