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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 »

Director:

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 ... 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

Certificate:

TV-PG
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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Alternate Versions

Re-issued in 1938 with a musical score, narration, and new closeups. See more »

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Version of King of Kings (1961) See more »

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early cinema example
8 April 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

Like many early films, it is a document. and to expect more is real strange. because the risk to compare with the films of our times or with the expectations of modern viewer are not reasonable things. it is a film about life and passion of Our Lord. correct, in few aspects admirable, against anachronism or tableaux but the message is clear. convincing. and powerfull. and this is the basic motif for see it. with indulgency. and admiration , because it was easy to make a film in Egypt and Palestina in 1912. so, one of films deserving to see. for discover the early cinema. for the meeting with a well known message in a clear form.


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