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.
"...his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph, and she said, lie with me..." (Genesis 39:7)
Did You Know?
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 eventually and with over one million dollars spent, the Columbia production was cancelled. See more
Followed by Pontius Pilate