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The Big Fisherman (1959)

Approved | | Drama, History | 4 August 1959 (USA)
Exploring the life of Peter, from being a successful fisherman to becoming a follower of Jesus Christ and being dependent on Jesus Christ.

Director:

Frank Borzage
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Keel ... Simon Peter
Susan Kohner ... Princess Fara
John Saxon ... Prince Voldi
Martha Hyer ... Herodias
Herbert Lom ... Herod Antipas
Ray Stricklyn ... Deran
Marian Seldes ... Arnon
Alexander Scourby ... David Ben-Zadok
Beulah Bondi ... Hannah
Jay Barney Jay Barney ... John the Baptist
Charlotte Fletcher Charlotte Fletcher ... Rennah
Mark Dana Mark Dana ... King Zendi
Rhodes Reason ... Andrew
Henry Brandon ... Menicus
Brian G. Hutton ... John (as Brian Hutton)
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Exploring the life of Peter, from being a successful fisherman to becoming a follower of Jesus Christ and being dependent on Jesus Christ.

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The Story of Simon Peter of Galilee

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Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El pescador de Galilea See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first film shot in Super Panavision 70, but the process is credited on-screen as "Panavision 70". See more »

Quotes

Deran: Lash him!
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Connections
30 April 2012 | by codin-simoncaSee all my reviews

Despite what is written in "Did you know?" section, this movie is not connected to "The Robe" or "Demetrius and the Gladiators". It just has one character (the leading role, "the big fisherman", i.e. Saint Peter, the Apostle) in common, nothing else. At most, it could be considered a prequel of "The Robe", since the action precedes the events told in "The Robe". More, "the Big Fisherman" is a different kind of movie than "The Robe" and "Demetrius..."; it is built differently, it is shot differently, and so on. Yet, if you have enjoyed "The Robe" and "Demetrius...", you should enjoy this one, too. It has not the grandeur of the other two, but it is more alert.


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