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From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth (1912)

TV-PG | | Biography, Drama | 1913 (USA)
An account of the life of Jesus Christ, based on the books of the New Testament: After Jesus' birth is foretold to his parents, he is born in Bethlehem, and is visited by shepherds and wise... See full summary »

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Sidney Olcott

Writer:

Gene Gauntier (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
R. Henderson Bland ... Jesus - the Man (as Robert Henderson-Bland)
Percy Dyer Percy Dyer ... Jesus as a Youth
Gene Gauntier ... Mary
Alice Hollister ... Mary Magdalene
Samuel Morgan Samuel Morgan ... Pilate
James D. Ainsley ... John the Baptist
Robert G. Vignola Robert G. Vignola ... Judas
George Kellog George Kellog ... Herod
J.P. McGowan ... Wise Man 1
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An account of the life of Jesus Christ, based on the books of the New Testament: After Jesus' birth is foretold to his parents, he is born in Bethlehem, and is visited by shepherds and wise men. After a stay in Egypt to avoid King Herod, his family settles in Nazareth. After years of preparation, Jesus gathers together a group of disciples, and then begins to speak publicly and to perform miracles, inspiring hope in many of his listeners, but also arousing some dangerous opposition. Written by Snow Leopard

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1913 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jesus of Nazareth See more »

Filming Locations:

Bethlehem, Palestine See more »

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Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Gene Gauntier later claimed that she was recovering from sunstroke on the broiling locations when the idea for the film came to her. See more »

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Version of Jesus (1999) See more »

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Two Films on Christ
8 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

From the Manger to the Cross (1912)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Early Warner Bros. film is the typical telling of Jesus, as the title says, from the manger to the cross. This is a really boring, dull and pointless telling of the story but I guess the studio wanted to make a feature and stretched everything to the limit. The film uses quotes from the New Testament but this gets tiresome very quickly as well. The film was shot on location all around the world and from a historic standpoint, this here is interesting but the rest of the film isn't.

Life and Passion of Christ, The (1903)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Decent telling of the story of Jesus from his birth up to the resurrection. This early French feature is full of wonderful imagination and the use of color is a real added bonus. The visual are all very nice and the set decoration is among the best I've seen in any silent film of its era. The biggest problem is that the feature runs just over 40-minutes and it seems like a bunch of short films edited together. There's really no consistent storytelling but instead just various segments from the Bible.


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