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Release Date:
8 July 1977 (France) See more »
Tagline:
In four decades only four... "The Robe" "The Ten Commandments" "Ben-Hur" and now... For the first time...the vast, spectacular drama that changed the world! See more »
Plot:
This must-see epic depicts the birth of Islam. In the 7th century Mohammed is visited by Angel Gabriel... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
A masterpiece of religious cinema See more (107 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Moustapha Akkad 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
H.A.L. Craig 
Tewfik El-Hakim 
A.B. Jawdat El-Sahhar 
A.B. Rahman El-Sharkawi 
Mohammad Ali Maher 

Produced by
Moustapha Akkad .... producer
Harold Buck .... associate producer
Mohammad Sanousi .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
 
Cinematography by
Said Baker 
Jack Hildyard 
Ibrahim Salem 
 
Film Editing by
John Bloom 
 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
 
Production Design by
Maurice Fowler 
Tambi Larsen 
 
Art Direction by
Norman Dorme 
Abdel Moneim Shoukry 
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
 
Makeup Department
Alan Boyle .... makeup artist
Neville Smallwood .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Geoffrey Helman .... production supervisor
Moustapha Hijaouy .... production manager
Robert Simmonds .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gus Agosti .... first assistant director
Abdessamad Dinia .... assistant director
Carlos Gil .... assistant director
Andrew Marton .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Albert Blackshaw .... set dresser
Naguib Khoury .... set dresser (as Nejib Khoury)
Terry Parr .... set dresser
Barry Wilkinson .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Chris Greenham .... sound editor
David Hildyard .... sound recordist
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Doug Ferris .... matte artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ken Buckle .... stunt coordinator
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy Reeves .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Bawden .... camera operator
John Fenner .... gaffer
Geoff Mulligan .... camera operator
Kelvin Pike .... camera operator
David Farrell .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe supervisor
Franco Antonelli .... wardrobe supervisor
Jennie Tate .... assistant costume designer
 
Music Department
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
Lawrence Ashmore .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
June Bordcosh .... assistant to producer
Phyllis Crocker .... continuity
Maurice Landsberger .... production accountant
Andrew Marton .... production coordinator
Michael B. Druxman .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Mohammad: Messenger of God" - USA
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Runtime:
177 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Germany) | Mono
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Trivia:
For almost all of his lines, Michael Forest is dubbed by a British actor to hide his American accent. This is highly ironic because Forest was also a very active dubbing voice actor at the time.See more »
Quotes:
Hamza:Mohammed, when I hunt the desert at night, I know God is not kept in a house.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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90 out of 125 people found the following review useful.
A masterpiece of religious cinema, 10 December 2000
Author: Bahattin YILDIZ (bahai62@hotmail.com) from Ankara, Turkey

Anthony Quinn is no doubt one of the greatest actors of the 20th century...The strange thing is that he fits to the muslim roles with such a perfection that, with his contribution "The Message" and "The Lion of the Dessert" both have been masterpieces which are still watched by many people. Though the theme of this movie is the birth of Islam, I think it should have a variety of audience from many religions and cultures. I think the things that are emphasized, the struggle for the cause you believe, the sacrifices you have made for the beloved, are all universal values that have been emphasized with a rather outstanding casting and directing...I think everyone should watch this movie no matter what his/her religion, thought, culture is... Thanks Moustapha Akkad, Thanks Anthony Quinn, Thanks Irene Papas....You have made an excellent movie.....

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