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King of Kings (1961)

The life of Jesus Christ.

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The story of the life of Jesus Christ from his birth in Bethlehem to his crucifixion and subsequent resurrection. Filmed on a relatively grand scale, the film includes all of the major events referred to in the New Testament; his baptism by John the Baptist; the miracles - cripples walking, blind men seeing; the fishes and the loaves; and so on. The film actually begins with the Roman invasion by Pompey in 65 B.C., the appointment of King Herod the Great by the Romans and finally the crowning of Herod Antipas after he murders his father. The revolt led by Barrabas is also included and John the Baptist's beheading as Salome's price for dancing for Herod. Written by garykmcd

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Rated PG-13 for some violent content | See all certifications »

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30 October 1961 (USA)  »

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Samuel Bronston's Production King of Kings  »

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$5,037,000 (estimated)
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(35mm prints)| (70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System)| (35 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System)

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

James Mason turned down the role of Pontius Pilate in this film. See more »

Goofs

At the Sermon on the Mount scene, several in the crowd are making the sign of the cross. This particular form of the sign of the cross developed in early Christianity sometime later. See more »

Quotes

Jesus: It is finished. Father, into your hands I commit my soul.
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Wonderful portrayal of the Life of Jesus Christ
24 July 2001 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Watching the film in the early 60's left me with a visual of what Christ looked like and it is always Jeffrey Hunter, even today. Hunter was perfect for the role and his powerful voice while giving the beatitudes in the hills was great. Having studied the Bible and believing in it, just seeing this film always touches my heart. The time-line of the birth of Christ to the death on the cross and finally with the resurrection of Christ is truly the whole Glorious Story of just what God gave to the world.


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