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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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Jesus Christ
... Mary Magdalene
... The Centurion
... The Adulteress
... Herodias
... Simon Peter
... Balthazar
... Judas Iscariot
... Melchior
... Herod Antipas
... Gaspar
... Simeon
... Herod the Great
... John the Baptist
... 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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3 April 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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At $14 million this was the most expensive movie ever made for television up to that point. See more »

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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 »

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Simeon: [seeing the Baby Jesus for the first time] Now I can die contented, Lord, according to Thy will.
[gently, to the Virgin Mary]
Simeon: And a sword shall pierce your heart.
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Always remembrance
30 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

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


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