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Herod the Great (Character)
from Herod the Great (1959)

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The Nativity Story (2006)
King Herod: I will end this threat to my rule.
[Herod then sends all his guards to kill any child under 2 years old - or any woman carrying a child]
Townswoman: No, not my child.

King Herod: I once had a wife who betrayed me. Two sons did the same... before your time.
[pause]
King Herod: Where are they now?
Antipas: No more.


Cleopatra (1934)
Cleopatra: Welcome.
Herod: I hope to renew an old friendship.
Cleopatra: I hope so too.
Herod: Well, time has made you older and wiser - and me younger and more beautiful.

Herod: My friend, when a man is drunk with love, he can't divide his concentration with wine, you know. All major emotions are greedy.


The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
King Herod: The child of imagination is the child I fear.


King of Kings (1961)
Herod: Lucius, order every first born male child put to the sword.
Lucius: I am a Roman soldier. I do not murder children.


Herod the Great (1959)
Herod: Aaron, I can let you die quickly, or I can keep you alive so that you will curse the woman who brought you into this world.