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Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)

G | | Drama, Music | 31 March 1973 (USA)
A black-clad Johnny Cash appears in and narrates this version of the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, which was shot on location in Israel. Cash performs a number of original ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Elfstrom
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Cash ... Himself
Robert Elfstrom Robert Elfstrom ... Jesus Christ
June Carter Cash ... Mary Magdalene
Larry Lee Larry Lee ... John the Baptist
Paul L. Smith ... Peter (as Paul Smith)
Alan Dater Alan Dater ... Nicodemus
Robert Elfstrom Jr. Robert Elfstrom Jr. ... Jesus as a child
Gelles LaBlanc Gelles LaBlanc ... John
Terrence Winston Mannock Terrence Winston Mannock ... Matthew
Thomas Leventhal Thomas Leventhal ... Judas Iscariot
John Paul Kay John Paul Kay ... James the Elder
Sean Armstrong Sean Armstrong ... Thomas
Lyle Nicholson Lyle Nicholson ... Andrew
Steven Chernoff Steven Chernoff ... Philip
Stuart Stark Stuart Stark ... Nathaniel
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A black-clad Johnny Cash appears in and narrates this version of the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, which was shot on location in Israel. Cash performs a number of original songs in his signature style. Written by Azure_Girl

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Johnny Cash brings to the screen the story of Jesus...filmed in the Holy Land.

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gospel Road See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Version of The Gospel According to Matthew (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Burden of freedom
Written by Kris Kristofferson
Sung by Johnny Cash
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Beautiful!
4 April 2010 | by journeyman567See all my reviews

In all of the films I have seen, this has to be the single most beautiful rendition of the story of Jesus I have ever witnessed. If you can look past the bad wardrobe, effects and the Scandinavian Jesus, you will see a portrait of a man sent straight from heaven to give life to a fallen world. The music is touching, the narration is humble and moving, and the old King James translation of the Bible comes to life in the land of Israel.

Modern audiences might not be able to see the wonder of the story in such a low-budget rendering, but again I'd encourage anyone, believers and atheists, to watch it with a child's eyes. If a person can suspend his or her disbelief for a while, I think this movie has the power to change a person's life.


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