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The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)

Unrated | | Drama | 28 September 1966 (USA)
Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.

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An elaborate Hollywood retelling of the Bible stories narrated by the film's director John Huston. We open with the Creation of the World and arrive at the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve and continue on to Cain and the murder of Abel. Next, we visit Noah and his ark with its spectacular flood sequence. Then we come to the story of Nimrod, King of Babel, the emergence of man's vanity and the heights to which it could aspire if unchecked. Finally we cover Abraham, a mystic who spoke personally with God, a leader of men, a builder of nations, a pioneer and a warrior and Sarah. At the time she conceived her first child, the event being forecast by an Angel of the Lord. Three such Heavenly Messengers appeared in the course of events which befell Abraham and Sarah. Written by alfiehitchie

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In his 2008 autobiography "My Word Is My Bond", Roger Moore said he was considered for a role in the film but turned it down. See more »

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The pair of Asiatic elephants aboard Noah's Ark are both female. Male Asiatic elephants have tusks whereas females don't. See more »

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Abraham: The night is filled with Thy voice. Here am I. What wouldst Thou demand of me?
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I would own a DVD copy for my collection, It's a Keeper!!!
23 September 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I won't waste anyone's time with a lot of dribble. I first saw the film for the first time on television(CBS) to be exact. I enjoyed the movie very much - I just recently bought a copy on DVD; obviously, it's not something I'll play over and over again. But whenever I am the mood I would definitely watch this film, I enjoyed John Huston's work on the film. This is merely an introduction of the bible to people who never read it. Bible(movie) covers from Creation to Sacrifice of Isaac. To me I never found any of the scenes in the movie boring.


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