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Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)

G | | Drama, Music | 31 March 1973 (USA)
A black-clad Johnny Cash appears in and narrates this version of the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, which was shot on location in Israel. Cash performs a number of original ... See full summary »

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Robert Elfstrom ...
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Larry Lee ...
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Alan Dater ...
Robert Elfstrom Jr. ...
Gelles LaBlanc ...
Terrence Winston Mannock ...
Thomas Leventhal ...
John Paul Kay ...
Sean Armstrong ...
Lyle Nicholson ...
Steven Chernoff ...
Stuart Stark ...
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A black-clad Johnny Cash appears in and narrates this version of the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, which was shot on location in Israel. Cash performs a number of original songs in his signature style. Written by Azure_Girl

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Johnny Cash brings to the screen the story of Jesus...filmed in the Holy Land.

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Great Music - On location - Doesn't push the envelope...
13 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Johnny and June Carter Cash financed this film which is a traditional rendering of the Gospel stories. The music is great, you get a real feel of what the world of Jesus looked like (I've been there too), and June gets into the part of Mary Magdalene with a passion. Cash's narration is good too.

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1. The actor who played Jesus was miscast. 2. There is no edge to the story like Cash puts in some of his faith based music. 3. Because it is uncompelling, I doubt we'll see this ever widely distributed again.

I'd love to buy the CD.

Tom Paine Texas, USA


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