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Part 1 

After Joseph and Mary's betrothal, Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel, who tells her she will bear the Son of God. Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to take part in Herod's census, where Jesus is born.

Director:

Franco Zeffirelli
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Powell ... Jesus Christ
Anne Bancroft ... Mary Magdalene
Ernest Borgnine ... The Centurion
Claudia Cardinale ... The Adulteress
Valentina Cortese ... Herodias
James Farentino ... Simon Peter
James Earl Jones ... Balthazar
Ian McShane ... Judas Iscariot
Donald Pleasence ... Melchior
Christopher Plummer ... Herod Antipas
Fernando Rey ... Gaspar
Ralph Richardson ... Simeon
Peter Ustinov ... Herod the Great
Michael York ... John the Baptist
Olivia Hussey ... Virgin Mary
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After Joseph and Mary's betrothal, Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel, who tells her she will bear the Son of God. Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to take part in Herod's census, where Jesus is born.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jesus of Nazareth See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At $14 million this was the most expensive movie ever made for television up to that point. See more »

Goofs

When Herod's men begin killing the children one you get male can be seen running with his mother smiling or laughing. Obviously, the child would be horrified and not laughing. See more »

Quotes

Virgin Mary: Today, in our hearing, the scriptures are fulfilled.
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Always remembrance
30 March 2018 | by chris-crookSee all my reviews

Spectacular Colour. Star Studded. Unforgettable Performance By Robert Powell and Well Cast.


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