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The Big Fisherman (1959)

Exploring the life of Peter, from being a successful fisherman to becoming a follower of Jesus Christ and being dependent on Jesus Christ.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »
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Princess Fara
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Prince Voldi
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Ray Stricklyn ...
Deran
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Arnon
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David Ben-Zadok
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Hannah
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Charlotte Fletcher ...
Rennah
Mark Dana ...
King Zendi
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Menicus
Brian G. Hutton ...
John (as Brian Hutton)
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Exploring the life of Peter, from being a successful fisherman to becoming a follower of Jesus Christ and being dependent on Jesus Christ.

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4 August 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El pescador de Galilea  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.20 : 1
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Walt Disney originally rejected the filming of the novel, due to his distaste for religious films. His brother Roy backed the production, releasing it using the studio's Buena Vista arm. See more »

Quotes

Deran: Lash him!
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Follows The Robe (1953) See more »

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A great film that ought to be put on DVD
28 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was a great film, and it ought to be put on DVD. I remember seeing it and thinking that it was far better than 'Quo Vadis' and many other of the religiously connected biopics, and much better than things like 'Jesus of Nazareth' which I have seen more recently. It is terrible that things like this should become unavailable for people to see, and I for one would very much like to see it again. There is less sloppiness and sentimentality than in some of the early biopics, and lots of good actors acting well. I do really think that this one should be pushed hard and someone persuaded to put it on DVD. I think it was influenced by the novel by Sholem Asch, who was a great novelist about various Jewish and Christian religious figures.


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