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Oreste Biancoli (Italian version)
Ennio De Concini (Italian version)
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December 1962 (USA) See more »
"...his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph, and she said, lie with me..." (Genesis 39:7)
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  (in credits order)
Geoffrey Horne ... Joseph

Robert Morley ... Potiphar
Belinda Lee ... Henet
Vira Silenti ... Asenath

Terence Hill ... Benjamin (as Mario Girotti)
Carlo Giustini ... Reuben

Finlay Currie ... Jacob
Arturo Dominici ... Rekmira
Robert Rietty ... Pharaoh
Julian Brooks ... Chief Baker
Mimo Billi ... Chief Butler (as Mimmo Billi)
Marietto ... Benjamin as a Child
Marco Guglielmi ... Judah
Dante DiPaolo ... Simeon
Charles Borromel ... Dan
Helmuth Schneider ... Zebulon
Loris Bazzocchi ... Issachar
Marin Marija ... Asher
Nino Segurini ... Gad (as Antonio Segurini)
Tonko Sarcevic ... Levi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Arié ... Debating Man
Enrico Chiappafreddo ... Debating Man
Victor Rietti ... Baker (scenes deleted)
Pietro Tordi ... Enemy

Directed by
Irving Rapper (English version)
Luciano Ricci (Italian version)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Oreste Biancoli  Italian version
Ennio De Concini  Italian version
Guy Elmes  English version
Guglielmo Santangelo  screenplay
Guglielmo Santangelo  story

Produced by
Luigi Carpentieri .... producer
Ermanno Donati .... producer
Original Music by
Mario Nascimbene 
Cinematography by
Riccardo Pallottini 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
Art Direction by
Oscar D'Amico  (as Oskar D'Amico)
Set Decoration by
Ennio Michettoni 
Costume Design by
Maria De Matteis 
Makeup Department
Sergio Angeloni .... makeup artist
Galileo Mandini .... hair stylist
Piero Mecacci .... makeup artist
Production Management
Piero Donati .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giovanni Fago .... assistant director
Art Department
Gianni Gianese .... sculptor
Sound Department
Raffaele Del Monte .... sound
Mario Messina .... sound
Primiano Muratori .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Joseph Nathanson .... matte shots (as Joseph Natanson)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sandro Mancori .... camera operator
Stelvio Massi .... camera operator
Stjepan Milic .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marisa Crimi .... wardrobe
Giuliano Papi .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Ornella Micheli .... assistant editor
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... conductor
Other crew
Giorgio Baldi .... production assistant
Livio Maffei .... production assistant
Richard McNamara .... dialogue director
Jacob W. Nathan .... historical consultant
Guido Pala .... historical consultant
Luciano Ricci .... supervisor
Paola Salvadori .... continuity
Pina Zani .... continuity

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Also Known As:
"Giuseppe venduto dai fratelli" - Yugoslavia (original title)
"Joseph and His Brethren" - USA (DVD box title)
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USA:103 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Joseph's story on film, 30 October 1998
Author: Jonathan Farrugia from Malta

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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