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The Story of Joseph and His Brethren (1961)

Giuseppe venduto dai fratelli (original title)
A brother is cast out from his family, sold in to slavery and then returns years later as a man of power - but shows forgiveness and compassion to his family through the strength of character given to him by God.

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Geoffrey Horne ...
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Belinda Lee ...
Henet
Vira Silenti ...
Asenath
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Benjamin (as Mario Girotti)
Carlo Giustini ...
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Arturo Dominici ...
Rekmira
Robert Rietty ...
Julian Brooks ...
Mimo Billi ...
Chief Butler (as Mimmo Billi)
Marietto ...
Marco Guglielmi ...
Dante DiPaolo ...
Charles Borromel ...
Dan
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A brother is cast out from his family, sold in to slavery and then returns years later as a man of power - but shows forgiveness and compassion to his family through the strength of character given to him by God.

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"...his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph, and she said, lie with me..." (Genesis 39:7)

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This was a dream project for Columbia head honcho Harry Cohn. He bought the rights from former MGM boss Leo B. Mayer and there even exists photos of his intended star Rita Hayworth in Egyptian makeup. When Hayworth turned down the role, Cohn opted for his other major Columbia contract player, Kim Novak, but she too rejected the offer . Tony Curtis and amazingly Jack Lemmon were also considered but eventuality and with over one million dollars spent, the Columbia production was cancelled. See more »

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Followed by Pontius Pilate (1962) See more »

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Joseph's story on film
30 October 1998 | by (Malta) – See all my reviews

Surely not the best biblical story put on film, however this American-Italian production is quite good. Definitely better that any film of the same genre that came out of Italy in that decade. Even though leading man Borromel is quite stiff and severe looking, still other performances, namely from Belinda Lee, cover this drawback. Much of the story is as it is found in the Bible, but a little space for love and originality is given. I remember watching this movie on an Italian channel some days before a rival channel broadcasted the latest adaptation of this story, called "Joseph". Though it is by far inferior to the Emmy award winner, still it is enjoyable.


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