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The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)

Unrated | | Drama | 28 September 1966 (USA)
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Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.

Director:

John Huston

Writer:

Christopher Fry (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Parks ... Adam
Ulla Bergryd ... Eve
Richard Harris ... Cain
John Huston ... Noah
Stephen Boyd ... Nimrod
George C. Scott ... Abraham
Ava Gardner ... Sarah
Peter O'Toole ... The Three Angels
Zoe Sallis ... Hagar
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Lot
Eleonora Rossi Drago ... Lot's Wife
Franco Nero ... Abel
Pupella Maggio Pupella Maggio ... Noah's Wife
Robert Rietty Robert Rietty ... Abraham's Steward
Peter Heinze Peter Heinze ... Shem
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Storyline

An elaborate Hollywood retelling of the Bible stories narrated by the film's director John Huston. We open with the Creation of the World and arrive at the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve and continue on to Cain and the murder of Abel. Next, we visit Noah and his ark with its spectacular flood sequence. Then we come to the story of Nimrod, King of Babel, the emergence of man's vanity and the heights to which it could aspire if unchecked. Finally we cover Abraham, a mystic who spoke personally with God, a leader of men, a builder of nations, a pioneer and a warrior and Sarah. At the time she conceived her first child, the event being forecast by an Angel of the Lord. Three such Heavenly Messengers appeared in the course of events which befell Abraham and Sarah. Written by alfiehitchie

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Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bible See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$34,900,023
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Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

While filming The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) at Dinocitta in Rome in 1964, Dino De Laurentiis offered Charlton Heston an unspecified role in this movie. See more »

Goofs

After Cain attacks Abel, Abel falls forward, but when Cain walks over to the body, Abel is face-up. See more »

Quotes

Cain: Am I my brother's keeper?
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Referenced in The Monkees: The Devil and Peter Tork (1968) See more »

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I would own a DVD copy for my collection, It's a Keeper!!!
23 September 2004 | by tm1956See all my reviews

I won't waste anyone's time with a lot of dribble. I first saw the film for the first time on television(CBS) to be exact. I enjoyed the movie very much - I just recently bought a copy on DVD; obviously, it's not something I'll play over and over again. But whenever I am the mood I would definitely watch this film, I enjoyed John Huston's work on the film. This is merely an introduction of the bible to people who never read it. Bible(movie) covers from Creation to Sacrifice of Isaac. To me I never found any of the scenes in the movie boring.


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