Mary Magdalene becomes angry when Judas, now a follower of Jesus, won't come to her feast. She goes to see Jesus and becomes repentant. From there the Bible story unfolds through the ... See full summary »
Society-girl thrill seeker Lydia causes the death of motorcycle policeman and is prosecuted by her fiancé Daniel who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she's in prison she reforms and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic.
An account of the life of Jesus Christ, based on the books of the New Testament: After Jesus' birth is foretold to his parents, he is born in Bethlehem, and is visited by shepherds and wise... See full summary »
Four passengers escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild jungle. In order to reach safety they have to trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen.
Cecil B. DeMille
Wealthy Cynthia is in love with not-so-wealthy Roger, who is married to Marcia. The threesome is terribly modern about the situation, and Marcia will gladly divorce Roger if Cynthia agrees ... See full summary »
Cecil B. DeMille
Mary Magdalene becomes angry when Judas, now a follower of Jesus, won't come to her feast. She goes to see Jesus and becomes repentant. From there the Bible story unfolds through the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Written by
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Cecil B. DeMille did not want to take any chances with the film. His two stars, H.B. Warner and Dorothy Cumming, were required to sign agreements which prohibited them from appearing in film roles that might compromise their "holy" screen images for a five-year period. DeMille also ordered them not to be seen doing any "un-Biblical" activities during the film's shooting. These activities included attending ball games, playing cards, frequenting night clubs, swimming, and riding in convertibles. See more »
When the blind girl gets pulled through the window, she is wearing modern underwear. See more »
Harness my zebras - gift of the Nubian King! This Carpenter shall learn that he cannot hold a man from Mary Magdalene!
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Normally when I comment on the films of Cecil B. Demille, I normally point out negative aspects of the films such as bad acting and overwrought dialog. However, this is probably the one time when I will say that he got it right. This is a beautifully filmed version of the story of Christ and it gives a wonderful account of his life. The only thing I was disappointed in was the fact that the film started off in the later years of Jesus. In fact, it almost looks as if it concentrates on the final weeks in his life, much like the current release, The Passion. However, it really is a reverent look at the life of Christ and the one thing that I really loved was the crucifixion scene. This pretty much shows it in its entirety, including the part about how the centurion stabs Jesus after he died and after seeing the blood and water run out truly believes that he was the son of God. This is truly one remarkable film and it should be seen by people of all ages, especially younger viewers. They just will have to be prepared for the fact that the film was silent.
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