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The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974)

A movie telling the Biblical stories of the last of the Hebrew Patriarchs in the Book of Genesis.

Director:

Michael Cacoyannis

Writer:

Ernest Kinoy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Michell ... Jacob
Tony Lo Bianco ... Joseph
Colleen Dewhurst ... Rebekah
Herschel Bernardi ... Laban
Harry Andrews ... Isaac
Julian Glover ... Esau
Yona Elian ... Rachel
Joseph Shiloach ... Pharaoh (as Yosef Shiloach)
Rahel Shor Rahel Shor ... Potiphar's Wife (as Rachel Shore)
Bennes Mardenn Bennes Mardenn ... Potiphar
Yehuda Efroni ... Reuben
Yossi Graber ... Butler
Shmuel Atzmon ... Judah
Amnon Meskin Amnon Meskin ... Baker
Zila Carni Zila Carni ... Leah (as Zila Karney)
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Storyline

This movie recounts the tales of the Biblical figures, Jacob and Joseph. The first part tells the story of Jacob fleeing his tribe when he cheats his brother out of his birthright, gets cheated himself in his exile years while learning of the need to make amends. The second part is of the story of Jacob's favorite son, Joseph. Betrayed and sold into slavery by his brothers, he meets and overcomes all adversity to become the Prime Minister of Egypt, second only to the Pharoah. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Brother against brother in a classic tale of envy and greed.

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

7 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de José e Jacó See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Colleen Dewhurst played Rebekah in this television movie. Dewhurst's husband, George C. Scott, played Rebekah's father-in-law Abraham in the theatrical movie, The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966). See more »

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The Biblical story of Jacob and his son, Joseph
31 May 2008 | by rjentz312See all my reviews

This is one of the best Bible story movies I've seen. It captured my interest throughout. The story is dramatic and powerfully portrayed. Costumes and acting are very good. Even the locations seemed authentic. Sensitive situations were handled tastefully, but realistically and well dramatized. I loved Coleen Dewherst's portrayal of Rachel and the characters of Rebecca, Leah and Laban were excellent. Laban was such a scoundrel, wasn't he? The drama of Joseph's life was very authentic.I hope I can find a copy for our library. Note that this is not a G rated story. I would give this movie a PG rating. Use wisdom. This is not a movie for children who don't understand adult situations.


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