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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 »

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Robert Elfstrom
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Johnny Cash ... Self
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.

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Film Over 40 Years Old And Still Relevant!!!
3 January 2015 | by penprincessx2See all my reviews

I was surprised to find out how old this film was (came out in 1973) at the time I first watched it with my next-door neighbor (either in October or November of 2014) who checked it out of the library.

Since both Johnny Cash and his wife, June, have been gone for several years, I knew that it wasn't made all that recently, but I was thinking that it was made sometime in the time period of the mid 1980s to sometime early in the 21st Century.

Anyway, I found it to be so moving that I would like to buy my own personal copy of it as soon as I'm able to afford to do so.

This movie makes Jesus very real instead of portraying Him as some kind of one or two dimension paper doll acting out living like a human being without really being one.

This was a blond-haired and blue-eyed Jesus, but that didn't take away from His real-ness, because His actions were so genuine (for example, how He related to kids -- like a little boy in a man's body in some ways while still playing a guiding role to them).

Jesus knew that, more likely than not (by some slim chance that the cup that He was to bear got removed from the direction of His life), He wouldn't live long enough to grow His first gray hair and that how He would die would be horrible, so He put as much life as He could into a short period of time.

I won't spoil it for you by telling you how, but I'm going to say that the message that Jesus died for people who hadn't even been born yet was presented in such a way that -- even as I sit here now -- I can feel goosebumps being raised on me.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gospel Road See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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