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The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974)

A film telling the Biblical stories of the last of the Hebrew Patriarchs in the Book of Genesis.


(as Michael Cacoyannis)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pharaoh (as Yosef Shiloach)
Rachel Shore ...
Bennes Mardenn ...
Yehuda Efroni ...
Amnon Meskin ...
Zila Carni ...
Leah (as Zila Karney)


This film recounts the tales of the Biblical figures, Jacob and Joseph. The first part tells the story of Jacob fleeing his tribe when he cheats his brother out of his birthright, gets cheated himself in his exile years while learning of the need to make amends. The second part is of the story of Jacob's favourite son, Joseph. Betrayed and sold into slavery by his brothers, he meets and overcomes all adversity to become the Prime Minister of Egypt, second only to the Pharoah. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Release Date:

7 April 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A História de José e Jacó  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Biblical story of Jacob and his son, Joseph
31 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best Bible story movies I've seen. It captured my interest throughout. The story is dramatic and powerfully portrayed. Costumes and acting are very good. Even the locations seemed authentic. Sensitive situations were handled tastefully, but realistically and well dramatized. I loved Coleen Dewherst's portrayal of Rachel and the characters of Rebecca, Leah and Laban were excellent. Laban was such a scoundrel, wasn't he? The drama of Joseph's life was very authentic.I hope I can find a copy for our library. Note that this is not a G rated story. I would give this movie a PG rating. Use wisdom. This is not a movie for children who don't understand adult situations.

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