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The Big Fisherman ()


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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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Simon Peter
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Princess Fara
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Prince Voldi
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Herodias
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Herod Antipas
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Deran
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Arnon
Alexander Scourby ...
David Ben-Zadok
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Hannah
Jay Barney ...
John the Baptist
Charlotte Fletcher ...
Rennah
Mark Dana ...
King Zendi
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Andrew
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Menicus
Brian G. Hutton ...
John (as Brian Hutton)
Tom Troupe ...
James (as Thomas Troupe)
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Ione
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Lysias
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Ilderan
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Beggar
Peter Adams ...
Herod Phillip
Jo Gilbert ...
Deborah
Michael Mark ...
Innkeeper
Joe Di Reda ...
Arab Assassin
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King Aretas
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Emperor Tiberius
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Lucius
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Scribe Spokesman
Perry Ivins ...
Pharisee Spokesman
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Aged Pharisee
Anthony Jochim ...
Sadducee Spokesman
Don Turner ...
Roman Captain
Betty Alonzo ...
Fara as a Baby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Abdullah ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Lynne Allen ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Phil Bloom ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Nan Boardman ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ...
Nazareth Townsman at Sermon (uncredited)
Marshall Bradford ...
Scribe (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Old Man (uncredited)
Mushy Callahan ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Dee Carroll ...
Mother of Blind Baby (uncredited)
Ken Christy ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Tribesman (uncredited)
Gordon B. Clarke ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Arabian (uncredited)
Peter Damon ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Anne Dore ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Minta Durfee ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Paul Fierro ...
Ghandra (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Austin Green ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Speaker (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Claire James ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ...
Nazareth Townsman at Sermon (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Karen Kadler ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Nazareth Townsman at Sermon (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Pharisee (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Lilley ...
Arabian (uncredited)
Jason Lindsay ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Gloria Marshall ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Mary McCarty ...
Merca - Servant Girl (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Perry ...
Nazareth Townsman at Serman (uncredited)
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Nazareth Townsman at Sermon (uncredited)
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Perturbed Mother (uncredited)
Alex Sharp ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Zebedee, Father of James & John (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ...
Centurion on Horseback (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Paul Weber ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Ned Wever ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Paul Wexler ...
Attacker at Inn (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frank Borzage

Written by (WGA)

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Lloyd C. Douglas ... (novel)
 
Howard Estabrook ... (writer)
 
Rowland V. Lee ... (writer)

Produced by

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Rowland V. Lee ... producer
Eric Stacey ... associate producer (as Eric G. Stacey)

Music by

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Albert Hay Malotte

Cinematography by

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Lee Garmes

Film Editing by

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Paul Weatherwax

Editorial Department

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William Paul Dornisch ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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James Ryan

Production Design by

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John DeCuir

Art Direction by

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John DeCuir ... (as John de Cuir)
Alexander Golitzen
Walter M. Simonds ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Russell A. Gausman
Julia Heron

Costume Design by

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Renié

Makeup Department

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Larry Germain ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist
Frank Westmore ... makeup artist
Lavaughn Speer ... hairdresser (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dick Moder ... assistant director (as Richard Moder)
Lew Borzage ... assistant director (uncredited)
Cy Brooskin ... assistant director (uncredited)
Ray Taylor Jr. ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Julia Heron ... set designer
John Faltis ... props (uncredited)
William Laraby ... props (uncredited)
Solly Martino ... props (uncredited)
Tom McEnery ... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Fred Vess ... leadman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Frank H. Wilkinson ... sound
Glenn E. Anderson ... boom operator (uncredited)
William M. Andrews ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Fred A. Chulack ... assistant effects editor (uncredited)
Howard Estabrook ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Jack A. Finlay ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
William Millspaugh ... assistant effects editor (uncredited)
Ronald Pierce ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
James V. Swartz ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Kenneth Wilson ... cableman (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Evan Baldwin ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bob Herron ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Les Burnette ... best boy (uncredited)
Don Christie ... still photographer (uncredited)
Hugh Crawford ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bert Eason ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Eddie Garvin ... camera operator (uncredited)
Ben Hawkins ... company grip (uncredited)
Ed Jones ... grip (uncredited)
Homer Plannette ... gaffer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Bill Schaefer ... assistant casting director (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Angela Alexander ... assistant costumer: ladies (uncredited)
Sid Dunnam ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Gordon Murray ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Rita Riggs ... wardrobe: ladies (uncredited)
Richard Staub ... assistant costumer: men (uncredited)

Location Management

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Don Wyman ... location auditor (uncredited)

Music Department

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Joseph Gershenson ... music supervisor
David Tamkin ... orchestrator
Frank De Vol ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gil Grau ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gail Kubik ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
William Loose ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Albert Hay Malotte ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Neal ... music mixer (uncredited)
Milton Rosen ... music contractor (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Ray Phillips ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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George M. Lamsa ... technical advisor
Anita Speer ... script supervisor
Don Boutyette ... publicity director (uncredited)
Ann Del Valle ... special publicist (uncredited)
Dick Gallegly ... treasurer (uncredited)
Ray Gockel ... assistant coordinator (uncredited)
C.H. Hutchins ... caterer (uncredited)
Lon Jones ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Mary K. Leaken ... secretary (uncredited)
Jean Locke ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jimmy Phillips ... ramrod (uncredited)
Jack Tait ... coordinator (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines The Story of Simon of Galilee See more »
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Also Known As
  • El gran pescador (Spain)
  • Suuri kalastaja (Finland)
  • Der Fischer von Galiläa (West Germany)
  • El pescador de Galilea (Argentina)
  • Il grande pescatore (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 180 min
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Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Follows The Robe (1953). See more »
Quotes Deran: Lash him!
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